Braden Keil, a prince of the New York Post newsroom and the city's greatest real-estate scoop artist, died Tuesday night, at the age of 53. The cause was complications from melanoma.
Yesterday at the Post's Sixth Avenue newsroom in Midtown, the loss was palpable.
Mr. Keil sat along with the Page Six crew, and tears were shed all day. Bill Hoffman, Mr. Keil's office neighbor, broke down into tears the second he walked into the office; it was not an easy day in the usually hard-charging and cheerful bullpen.