Following the announcement of David Bowie's death early Monday morning, a small memorial began to grow outside of his home on Lafayette Street. What started with a few bouquets of bodega flowers grew tremendously throughout the day, and by nightfall crowds were lined up and down the street waiting to leave everything from notes, albums, candles and more flowers to less traditional items like shoes. One man even tagged a nearby spot with the words "Let's Dance," while others played Bowie songs and lined up to... Instagram.
NYPD officers are also on hand, telling people if they'd like to pay their respects, they need to get on line.
Here was the scene earlier today:
And by nightfall:
In line to pay my respects to Bowie. It's telling that people are willing to wait in 28 degree weather to thank him pic.twitter.com/xxO3FEy3fa
— Andrea Vocos (@Andrea_Vocos) January 12, 2016
"If you want to pay your respects to Bowie, please get in line," the cop said, outside American Apparel.
— Versha Sharma (@versharma) January 12, 2016
Some video from the scene: