New York City finds itself shrouded in a thick haze as smoke from Canadian wildfires engulfs the city, causing health concerns and flight delays. The skyline is veiled in a yellowish-gray hue, reminding residents of the inescapable reality of dangerously polluted air for many around the world.
New York City is engulfed in haze seen from the Empire State Building observatory in New York. Thick, smoky air from Canadian wildfires made for days of misery in New York City and across the U.S. Northeast this week. But for much of the rest of the world, breathing dangerously polluted air is an inescapable fact of life — and death.
An aerial view shows New York City in a haze-filled sky from the Empire State Building observatory in New York. Smoke from Canadian wildfires poured into the U.S. East Coast and Midwest on Wednesday, covering cities of both nations in an unhealthy haze, holding up flights at major airports and prompting people to fish out pandemic-era face masks.
The sun rises over a hazy New York City skyline as seen from Jersey City, N.J. Intense Canadian wildfires are blanketing the northeastern U.S. in a dystopian haze, turning the air acrid, the sky yellowish gray and prompting warnings for vulnerable populations to stay inside.
People wearing masks walk along the Hudson River as smoke shrouds the skyline of lower Manhattan and One World Trade Center as the sun rises in New York City as seen from Hoboken, New Jersey.
Heavy smoke fills the air shrouding Hudson Yards and the Penn District seen from the 86th floor of the Empire State Building in New York City.
Smoke shrouds the skyline of Brooklyn behind the Statue of Liberty as the sun rises in New York City as seen from Jersey City, New Jersey.
Smoke continues to shroud the sun as it rises behind the skyline of lower Manhattan and One World Trade Center in New York City as seen from Jersey City, New Jersey.
The sun is shrouded as it rises in a smokey sky behind the Empire State Building and One Vanderbilt in New York City as seen from Hoboken, New Jersey.
Scene along the Long Island Expressway at exit 58 in Islandia. New York as smoke from Canadian wildfires blanket Long Island.
Heavy smoke fills the air shrouding the view to the northeast to One Vanderbilt and the Chrysler Building from the 86th floor of the Empire State Building as a person tries to take a picture in New York City.