Stay at home. Don’t see anyone. Only leave the house if you really have to. In the spring of 2020, the new coronavirus shut down New York City. Governor Cuomo declared that New York was “on pause” and the city’s deserted avenues, bridges, and train stations became a global symbol of the ravages of the pandemic and our attempts to escape it. Through epic photos, thematic essays, and in-depth interviews with New Yorkers who stayed during the months when everything changed, ON PAUSE chronicles a unique time in the city that never sleeps.