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Top NYC news: City expands death toll; up-and-coming rapper, Nick Blixky, fatally shot; more

Top NYC news: City expands death toll; up-and-coming rapper, Nick Blixky, fatally shot; more
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By Hoodline - Published on May 12, 2020.

Here's the most recent top news you may have missed in New York City.

On top of official death toll, number of coronavirus-related deaths also up in NYC

The city expanded its death toll significantly by including probable coronavirus deaths.

Read the full story on POLITICO.

Central Park visitor center, garden to become more accessible

The Central Park Conservancy plans to add ADA-accessible ramps to the park's Dairy Building and Conservatory Garden.

Read the full story on Patch.com.

Rapper Nick Blixky fatally shot in NYC; no suspect arrested

Up-and-coming rapper Nick Blixky was shot and killed in New York City, police said Monday. The 21-year-old, who was born Nickalus Thompson, was found with gunshot wounds in front of a building in the Prospect Lefferts Gardens neighborhood of Brooklyn at around 9:30 p.m. Sunday. He was taken to Kings County Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Read the full story on CBS47 Fresno.

Spike Lee made an emotional 3-minute film dedicated to New York City

Spike Lee created a beautiful love letter to New York City. The visuals are set to Frank Sinatra's classic, "New York, New York" and cover famous New York institutions like Coney Island's Wonder Wheel and Yankee Stadium.

Read the full story on WRAL.

Urban Park Rangers deliver masks

The city is distributing 7.5 million reusable cloth masks to city residents from parks, grocery stores, within public housing and other locations. 

Read the full story on thechiefleader.com.


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