Hallway drinking is a time-honored New York tradition, practiced for years by parents who need to listen for crying babies but also need a nightcap.
In the age of Covid-19, the tradition is spreading and taking on new dimensions. In one building on 91st Street, three sets of neighbors sat outside their doors with drinks and a tape measure, making sure they follow the 6-foot social distancing rule. Click the panorama below to enlarge it.
Mike Balz told us that he and his sixth floor neighbors were “going stir crazy” and wanted to share the neighborly spirit.
Update: We’ve heard from readers in the comments that the people are still too close. (For what it’s worth, Mike said his family has otherwise been super strict about staying inside.) West Side Rag is planning to write a feature giving more guidance on this.