Every night after her shift this spring, Bridget Queral would leave the hospital where she worked as a nurse to find her husband, Luis, waiting to walk her home.
As they ambled through an eerily silent Central Park, Ms. Queral would shed the baggage from treating patients during the pandemic’s intense peak.
The stroll became a highlight of the couple’s coronavirus routine, even with the lawns devoid of their usual crowds.
“It was really emotional,” Ms. Queral said.
Throughout the summer and into the fall, jazz tunes, in particular, have become a near-constant presence across the city’s parks, stoops and sidewalks.
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