There is a memorial of flowers and candles in front of Lowen's tonight.
The store was open, so I went inside and bought a few things. Chose not to speak to the staff about Mr. Rossi's death--I don't know them personally, and they're surely getting enough questions right now.
Why was the place open so soon afterward? Well, their customers need their prescriptions filled. And it can be very good therapy to go to work. I'll encourage everyone reading this who lives nearby to stop in at Lowen's and buy a few things. It was and is a good neighborhood business.
A lot of speculation in the NY Daily News and in our very own Bay Ridge Rover that this may not have been a suicide after all. I don't go in for conspiracies much, but the more I think about this, the more plausible a mob/other hit sounds. A lot of people had an interest in Mr. Rossi not talking.