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Nets, Barclays Center honor city’s dead on anniversary of first COVID death

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As part of a citywide effort to honor those lost to COVID-19, Barclays Center set up a memorial on the arena’s entrance plaza Sunday, the first anniversary of the city’s first confirmed death of the pandemic.

In a statement, arena spokesperson Mandy Gutmann said, “One year ago today, it was confirmed we lost our first New Yorker to COVID-19. Today we remember and honor family, friends, and heroes lost this past year.”

The memorial consisted of a floral wreath spelling out “NYC” and a message on the arena oculus.

Throughout the city, other landmarks were similarly put in service of the city’s “Day of Remembrance.”

Among them, the Brooklyn Bridge...

Lincoln Center...

And the oculus at the World Trade Center...

More than 30,000 city residents have died from the virus. Until recently, Brooklyn had more COVID deaths than any county in the country