One of the best-known and well-loved New Yorkers has died. Brooke Astor, a remarkable woman, died yesterday at the remarkable age of 105.
I don't have time to write anything about her this morning. I'll just link to her obituary in the New York Times. (There's a really nice picture on this obit, from an earlier edition.)
Ah, Brooke Astor. Where would New York have been without her.