Before their lives violently intersected, two men who were shot to death and the man the police believe killed them had all fought the same scourge: severe mental illness.
The victims, eight children and nine adults, came from a tight-knit community of West African immigrants.
Each household in the high-rise where 17 people died will get financial relief in the form of $2,250 in prepaid debit cards, Mayor Eric Adams said.
Abdoulie Touray is believed to have been the first Gambian to move into 333 E. 181st Street. He drew scores of compatriots to the building where 17 died in a fire.
Two days after the fire, the city released a partial list of the deceased.
The Dukuray family had left Gambia over a decade ago and settled into a top-floor apartment in the Bronx building that burned on Sunday.
Nine children were among those who died when a space heater malfunctioned in a Bronx apartment building, city officials said.
In 1968, the celebrated author of “The Autobiography of Malcolm X” arrived at Hamilton College to teach and work on his magnum opus, “Roots.” Now, on the centenary of his birth, a former student recalls Haley’s class.
A commission’s long-awaited investigation reported widespread human rights violations, but it is not clear if anyone will be charged with crimes.
The hallowed tradition of kora playing in Sona Jobarteh’s family passed down the male line. One of her teachers dismissed it as “an ethnic thing.” But it has brought her international acclaim.
After a journey that began on the war-torn streets of Sierra Leone, the Dazed editor in chief is now one of fashion’s most influential stylists.
The people I met as the 52 Places Traveler were suddenly just as close as my friends down the street, so I reached out to my global community.