Manhattan cops are spreading the news about thanking health care workers on the front lines of the coronavirus fight.
Patrol cars with the Upper East Side’s 19th Precinct have been blasting Frank Sinatra’s “New York, New York” every evening at 7 p.m. during the citywide show of gratitude to medical staff.
“To hear that song in trying times shows how special this city is,” said neighborhood resident and public school teacher Andrew Cavagnaro, whose wife Amber is a nurse practitioner at Lenox Hill in a special COVID-19 unit.
“For both of us the sense of New York pride that song exudes had really been impactful,” he said.
“It’s a unifying experience among all of us in the city and it’s a bright spot in our day.”
The cheers that roar across the neighborhood every evening “up the morale,” for staffers at nearby hospitals, said Cavagnaro, adding that some nurses at Lenox Hill go up to the balcony to take it all in.
The first time he heard the classic Big Apple anthem coming from patrol cars, “it gave me chills,” he said.
The serenade is a “way we show our support and appreciation to the health care workers who are so valiantly leading the fight against COVID-19,” an NYPD spokeswoman said.