By Caitlin Hawke
Tonight at 7 p.m. the international #ClapBecauseWeCare movement takes hold here for all of those on the frontline in our hometown.
Neighboring West Siders, for you who are still in town, tonight at 7 p.m. and all nights going forward are your chance to pay back some moral support to our health care workers, police, MTA, civil servants, and essential business employees who are bravely still working. Go to your window, crack it open, take a huge breath of that fresh unpolluted air, and let rip a grateful holler and a resounding round of applause for them all.
This is a harrowing time. There are people with no choice but to be where their professions or their supervisors insist they be. And they are there for us while we are at home for them.
Applaud them all in deed by keeping socially distanced. And applaud them all in voice by sending a roaring collective cheer their way. We are in their debt. They are in our thoughts. Let’s let them hear it from the windows of the Upper West Side, the way our Wuhan, Milan, and Madrid counterparts have done for weeks.