Battery Park City Teen Films Poignant Short Film On Citi Bike

Teen on Citi Bike Films NYC During Pandemic | Arjun Govind
Teen on Citi Bike Films NYC During Pandemic | Arjun Govind

For New Yorkers staying put in their respective neighborhoods and wondering what the rest of the city looks like beyond their residential borders, Arjun Govind, a teenager who grew up in Battery Park City, hopped on a Citi Bike and recorded the streets for the rest of us more sedentary residents.

The four-minute clip opens with early pandemic announcements before sweeping the viewer into a haunting and oddly romantic journey through several recognizable locations. The main message is one of quiet determination — it’s tough to watch once-lively areas become still, but there is comfort knowing our home is doing its part to kick out COVID so we can resume the love story with our city.