A small tavern in Astoria, queens becomes the meeting spot for young Hopefuls who move to New York City in pursuit of their dreams, forming a bond of friendship and building a neighborhood community spot regularly likened to “cheers.” everything changes as Covid-19 descends upon New York, with queens rapidly becoming a major hotspot in the global pandemic. The sparrow tavern is closed, and its staff are among the tens of thousands of service workers laid off across the city.