Dashane Santana Memorialized on Delancey Street 6 Years After Her Death

Posted January 30, 2018 at 5:03 am

Next month marks six years from the date 12-year-old Dashane Santana was struck and killed in the Delancey Street crosswalk at the intersection of Clinton. To honor her memory, family members created a makeshift memorial in the pedestrian plaza at the entrance to the Williamsburg Bridge. There are electric candles, photos, and letters to Dashane. […]

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Dylan Rieder, Skater and Owner of ‘The Hunt,’ Memorialized with Skateboard Tribute on Canal Street

Posted October 26, 2016 at 9:33 am

Dylan Rieder, a professional skateboarder and model out of California, died two weeks ago after a two-year battle with Leukemia. He was 28. Rieder also co-owned the eclectic oddities shop at 27 Canal Street called The Hunt with fellow skateboarders Jake Lamagno and Steven Ditchkus. Which explains the brief closure and makeshift memorial that now sits outside the gate. […]

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Another Prince Tribute Appears on Ludlow Street ‘7 Hours and 13 Days’ from His Death

Posted May 5, 2016 at 5:12 am

An impromptu Prince tribute appeared on Ludlow Street last night. The modest memorial – at the foot of the “Nothing Compares 2 U” mural by Adrian Wilson – was timed to coincide with the lyric of the Prince-penned track popularized by Sinead O’Connor. The opening line is, “it’s been seven hours and thirteen days since you took […]

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Prince Memorial Mural Painted in Vacant Ludlow Street Lot

Posted April 25, 2016 at 5:10 am

You saw it and you’re still in mourning. The departure of Prince, so soon after that of David Bowie, is gut wrenching. Memorials are popping up all over Manhattan, yet somewhat predictably in the Prince Street subway station. There we’ve seen the placement of “P” and “Symbol” stickers for the fictional addition of two new […]

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The David Bowie Shrine on Lafayette Street is Gone

Posted January 27, 2016 at 5:19 am

​The shiva is over at 285 Lafayette Street. No more David Bowie memorial shrine outside his residence. The police barricades were deposed days before the storm, the flowers and memories cleared. In its stread, however, a new makeshift memorial just materialized outside the fire-felled Alternative Apparel store. Various items were placed in the frozen planters […]

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Memorial for Zucco Outside Le French Diner

Posted February 14, 2013 at 6:37 am

At that precise moment, the beloved Zucco suffered a heart attacked, falling to the pavement outside his venerated Lower East Side establishment on Orchard Street.

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Memorial Arrives on Delancey One Year After Dashane Santana’s Death

Posted January 15, 2013 at 10:12 am

Exactly one year ago, six-year-old Dashane Santana lost her life while crossing the intersection at Clinton and Delancey.

Bereaved Neighbors Memorialize Shooting Victim Raphael Ward

Last modified March 28, 2017 at 11:30 pm

The outpouring of grief scribbled on the Columbia Street wall is sobering.

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Memorial Grows for Columbia Street Shooting Victim Raphael Ward

Last modified January 7, 2013 at 12:36 pm

Audible sobbing, burning wax, and the soundtrack of passing vehicles and subway trains on the Williamsburg Bridge. Such is the makeshift memorial site for the fallen sixteen-year-old, Raphael Sadonte Ward.

Memorial In Place for Victim of Garbage Truck Accident on Allen

Posted August 16, 2012 at 6:09 am

This story is just all sorts of tragic. Shortly after 10 pm last Thursday evening, a woman crossed Allen Street near Epstein’s just as “a garbage truck in the left lane bolted RIGHT when the light turned green.”

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