Photos: An Intimate Look at Life During Lockdown

Though shelter-in-place often feels like life on pause, Westchesterites have found opportunities to work, play, help, show appreciation, laugh, and celebrate some of life’s biggest moments during a global pandemic that’s often kept us apart.

Photo by Todd Cross

A 7 p.m. Salute

Dressed in the now-standard stuck-at-home wardrobe of pajamas, residents on a block in North Pelham bang pots and pans to salute frontline workers.

Photo courtesy of Jenna Lee Russo

Live From the Living Room

A table full of tech allows FOX 5 New York reporter Richard Giacovas to broadcast from his Rye home during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Photo courtesy of Kelly McNally

Love in the Time of Coronavirus

After postponing their April Hudson Valley nuptials, Yonkers residents Kelly McNally and James Rohan celebrate their would-have-been wedding day at home, with a cake-and-Champagne breakfast after Rohan’s shift as an ICU nurse in Lower Manhattan.

Photo courtesy of Liz Teich/

Oh Baby!

New Rochelle mom Liz Teich takes a minute to relax with her newborn daughter, Andi, in April at White Plains Hospital, where testing and increased PPE were part of new, giving-birth-during-a-pandemic procedures.

New York Tough

Scarsdale mompreneur Pamela Pekerman poses with her kids, Ilana Rose and David, in a show of support of small, local businesses.

Photo courtesy of Christine Castellano

COVID Concert

From her sixth-floor balcony overlooking Long Island Sound, New Rochelle resident Rosemarie Castellano plays the violin as a show of support for essential workers (and as a source of entertainment for her neighbors).

Photo courtesy of Caroline Heller

Culinary Cutie

Three-year-old Irvington resident Evelyn Heller gets in on the home-cooking trend as she whips up flatbread and white bean hummus during a kid-friendly Zoom cooking class with local instructor Kate Sonders Solomon.

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Photo courtesy of Amy R. Partridge

Rock Stars

Masks are part of the “new normal” at play as Westchester Magazine managing editor Amy R. Partridge’s kids, Natalie and Owen, climb among the rocks at Croton Point Park.

Photo courtesy of Ocean Morisset

Quiet Car

A conductor checks the platform for passengers at the Metro-North station in Peekskill. Since shelter-in-place took effect, commuter trains have been largely empty throughout
the region.

Photo courtesy of Nicole Sinclair


Kylie Sinclair, a seventh grader at Scarsdale Middle School, gives distance learning an upgrade with a fully stocked blanket fort, including Lysol wipes, crafts, and a dog bed for her furry best friend.

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