Instead of hopscotch and four corners, Central New Yorkers are using chalk to brighten their neighborhoods during the coronavirus crisis.

Old school sidewalk chalk is making a comeback, as neighbors send encouraging messages and thank yous on driveways and roads.

In Clinton, someone shared messages of encouragement: "Don't Worry, Be Happy" and "Thank your mailman!"

Credit: John Matthews
Credit: John Matthews
Credit: John Matthews

In New Hartford, MaryLynn Paniccia took her artistic skills (and her pug) to the streets to brighten the neighborhood.

Credit: MaryLynn Paniccia
Credit: MaryLynn Paniccia
Credit: MaryLynn Paniccia
Credit: MaryLynn Paniccia
Credit: MaryLynn Paniccia
Credit: MaryLynn Paniccia
Credit: MaryLynn Paniccia

Have you seen chalk drawings around your neighborhood? Have you made some?

Enter your number to get our free mobile app

Chalk it Up