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Barclays Center among landmark locations to #LightItBlue to salute essential workers

From Untapped Cities yesterday. 4/10/20:
Last night at 8 PM, New York City’s landmarks were lit up in blue as part of the global initiative #LightItBlue. Originating in the United Kingdom, #LightItBlue is part of a global initiative to transform iconic landmarks in cities around the world into a “beacon of blue.” More than 150 places in the United States beamed in blue, and in New York City and surrounding area, 1 1 World Trade Center, Madison Square Garden, the Times Square billboards, the Queens Museum, Barclays Center, Pier 17 at South Street Seaport, the Beacon Theater, MetLife Stadium in New Jersey, and Niagara Falls went blue, among many more places.
#LightItBlue efforts in the United States are being led by a collective of people in the events and entertainment industry. The press release for the event calls it “a collective salute to the millions of essential workers on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.”
(Here's the press release.)



Another Barclays Center message

On one level, this is admirable, obviously. However, for now, any sight--in a Tweet, on TV, in a movie--of people congregating might make us uneasy.

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