Hayden RA Gathers Residents Around for the Spooky Tale of Spike Lee’s Roommate Who Died in The Great Pizzeria Fire

Senior Brian Burns gathered all of his residents around for a Halloween tradition that had been passed down to him from his RA before him: The Tale of Spike’s Lee’s Deceased Roommate, still haunting the students of NYU after the great pizzeria fire of 1989. “And then – he turned his boom box up!” Burns said while shadowboxing around the makeshift campfire in his bathtub. “Samuel L. Jackson told everyone to ‘cool that shit out’, but it was too late.” While the horrified crowd of freshmen hung on every word, some said they could still hear Public Enemy’s ‘Fight the Power’ softly echoing down the halls of Hayden this very night.