Sinatra’s ‘New York, New York’ echoes from Manhattan windows to thank workers

« Start spreading the news, I’m leaving today, I want to be a part of it, New York, New York ! » Frank Sinatra’s famous song rings out from the windows of Manhattan’s Upper West Side and rises through the city streets, as shown in the video below.

To the now traditional applause of the confined to pay tribute to the essential workers who are struggling against Covid-19, these singing enthusiasts have chosen to add their voices.

“It’s emblematic, it’s New York! And there is a great message about getting out of it. One of the passages in the track reads: “Come on, hold on New York”. And we think everyone is there right now. That’s why we chose this song. People adore him, know him well. And if you don’t know the lyrics, you can still sing the parts you know, ”says Robert Hornsby, event organizer.At the heart of the epidemic epicenter: these emergency physicians from New York take us on board with themIn New York, victims of the coronavirus should be provisionally buried in this mass grave

As a singer, he felt the need to make his voice heard to thank the doctors, nurses, firefighters and everyone else. With the other participants, he wanted to ensure that the whole city knows how important the commitment of these women and men who, on a daily basis, are on the front line in the face of the coronavirus.

And then, singing, encouraging others to sing – especially Sinatra – is also to release the energies, to forget the tension and the anguish, if only for a moment. A thunderous shout and applause concluded this cover of the song from Scorsese’s 1977 film “New York, New York”. It was Liza Minnelli who interpreted it then. Frank Sinatra then took him around the world in 1979.

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