New York / The iconic Gran Central Station in New York celebrated this Tuesday the return to normality of the Big Apple with a piano concert in its huge lobby, with which students from the prestigious Juliard School of Music welcomed passers-by throughout the day.
It was an initiative of the Metro-North railway line, which connects the metropolis with the region to the north of New York, and which wanted to mark in this way the entrance to phase 2 of the city, which began on Monday, and It allows the opening of shops, hairdressers, real estate businesses and offices, so the authorities estimated that some 300,000 people would return to their jobs.
For many employees, it means returning to New York City after months of working remotely from the suburbs, and although Grand Central and Penn Station, the two main stations, have not yet returned to normal activity, authorities hope that soon they will.
“It is a great way to welcome visitors and Metro-North customers returning to Gran Central,” said the president of the railway line, Catherine Rinaldi, about the initiative, in which students from the School Juliard played a Steinway & Sons black grand piano throughout the day.
“Grand Central’s 107-year history has connected many New Yorkers and visitors, and today the sound of live music echoing throughout the terminal, played by the talented Juliard School students, will reconnect us,” he said.
The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) reinstated the entirety of public transportation service just a few weeks ago when the city became the last region of New York State to meet the necessary requirements. to start with the reopening of the economy.
Although at the moment the percentage of positive for coronavirus in New York remains below 1%, the authorities are closely following the figures to determine if it is the most populous city in the United States. You can continue to return to normal. (June 24, 2020, EFE / PracticaEspañol)
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