Honoring the 17 West African people who perished in the horrendous 2022 fire allegedly caused by a space heater and exacerbated by failed self-closing doors, this week, the community held a ceremony to rename the Twin Park North West Street as 17 Abdoulie Touray Way.

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Touray was not involved in the fire, but he was one of the first Gambians to come to the building. Present were members of the Osvaldo Feliz and Touray families; community activists; and elected officials, including Bronx Borough President Vanessa Gibson, Public Advocate Jumaanne Williams and Bronx D.A. Darcell Clark.

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