He’s rediscovered Central Park. “I saw one woman with a cane,” Mullett said. “She put a sign on it that said, ‘Stay socially distant,’ with a smiley face. She was walking around holding it out.”

On his way to the park, he passes the boutiques on Madison Avenue. Some still have elaborate displays. Others have been entirely cleared out. The RealReal storefront was boarded up as of Wednesday.

Matthew Bauer, president of the Madison Avenue Business Improvement District, said he hadn’t heard any concerns about looting. Foot traffic to the park and residences above many of the stores help keep the neighborhood safe, he said. The improvement district workers who clean the newspaper boxes and meters are still on duty, and the local police precinct is still doing patrols.

Marianne Rosenberg, who runs the gallery begun by her family in 1878 in Paris, said the exhibit she opened in early March is still up. She puts on her security system, just as she would any other day.

“Right now,” she said, “people have other things to do than go around and steal from art galleries.”

--With assistance from Oshrat Carmiel.

This article was provided by Bloomberg News.

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