The 40-year-old married father of two died from smoke inhalation and burns late Saturday while searching for possible victims at the Independence Towers on Wilson Street in Williamsburg.
A wake was held Sunday night for a 25-year-old man who was killed in a workplace shooting on Long Island last week.
The man charged in a hit-and-run on Staten Island that left a 4-year-old boy dead and his mother and older sister injured pleaded not guilty Sunday, and denied he was behind the wheel.
Broadway theaters were also expected to dim their marquee lights at 8 p.m. Wednesday in memory of the actor who earned a Tony Award nomination in 2009 for his role in the award-winning “God of Carnage.”
Family and friends of 21-year-old Hofstra student Andrea Rebello said a final farewell at a wake Tuesday evening.
A large American flag hung near the doorway of the funeral home and luminaries spelling out the word ‘hope’ were set up on the lawn.
Authorities say that one of the mourners at a teenage gun victim’s wake had a loaded semi-automatic weapon in his vehicle.
Mourners gathered at a wake for a mother and her four children, who died in a murder-suicide that drew the attention of authorities after their Staten Island home was set ablaze.