Domino Park was built on the waterfront on the land adjacent to the former Domino Sugar Factory, first constructed in 1856. Beyond eye catching views of the skyline, the park normally features a dog run and beach volleyball court. During COVID-19, however, the park has been relegated to more solo activities.
The circles appeared in Domino Park in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. People stretched, lounged in the warming weekend weather, and read, each within their own individual circle on the waterfront turf lawn. They were painted in white chalk on Friday morning and measure eight feet in diameter and are six feet apart.
The emphasis on social distancing comes as New York City has recorded more than 190,400 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including more than 15,800 deaths, according to the city’s Health Department. While several upstate regions have been allowed to begin reopening, much of New York (including the city) remains under the “New York State on PAUSE” order, which has been in place since March 22.