Things were already starting to feel grim in New York City in March when Mark Blum, a faculty member at Brooklyn College who also happened to be a prize-winning stage and screen actor, died from complications related to COVID-19. Governor Andrew Cuomo had recently put the entire state on lockdown as the pandemic bore down on the region. Some 280 city residents had already died, and the number was growing daily.
The death of a professor from within the City...
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