There are a lot of parts of NYC we all miss right now.
The obvious: like going out to delicious restaurants, heading to happy hour with friends, taking a mask-free stroll through Central Park. And then there’s the not-so-obvious: the noises on the streets, the smells of street cart food (and maybe even garbage), the wind of cars rushing past you. If you feel like us, you’ll take back everything that makes New York the city that it is, the good and the less-than-ideal.
Well, now you can relive some of those things thanks to the New York Public Library! They’ve put together an amazing album full of all of your favorite city sounds, and it might be just the cure if you’re having trouble falling asleep without all the usual noises.
Made along with creative agency Mother New York, they call it “a love letter to NYC, connecting New Yorkers around the familiar sounds of urban life that they love and miss during this unprecedented time of social separation.”
Enjoy: the sounds of the subway, rush hour on Manhattan streets, a baseball game (Yankees or Mets?), birds in the Park, walking into a crowded bar, glasses clinking, and much more!
The city may be exceptionally quiet right now, but you can still experience those special sounds from home, and remember the city that you know and love.
It’s called “Missing Sounds of New York,” and you can listen on their website here or on Spotify here.
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