NYC Activity During A Spike in Covid-19 October 2020. 34th Street Mall only has TWO Stores left open. Covid-19 has forced over 50 Stores to close & go out of business. Including JCP. Today the nice weather did not stop people from out door dining or hanging out. NYPD use to patrol Times Square. Today not one NYPD officer was seen at Time Square. Homeless individuals every where as well.