The building where he grew up on 108th Street by Central Park West is the building where mourners gathered Monday night to light a candle, leave a thought and share a hug.
With news of 23-year-old Christopher Adames' violent death still spreading through the neighborhood, it was hard for the crowd to digest the sudden loss of such a vibrant young man.
Adames was fatally stabbed around 5 a.m. Monday on West 21st Street.
Eyewitness News was told he went to a club with a friend.
As they were leaving, police say someone took a knife to his body again and again.
He was lovingly called Kiko by friends and family.
He lived with his 5-year-old daughter and his girlfriend, who was too upset to talk about her pain.
Eyewitness News learned that Adames worked as a security guard and recently as a local barber as well.
So far, there are no arrests.