From the Daily News:
An elderly landlord died Saturday after he slipped down a sewage drain on his Queens property and suffocated, police said.
Luigi Cerrone, 83, was cleaning the sewage drain of Cafe People on Northern Blvd. in Flushing when he slipped down the drain, police said.
He became stuck, his face grounded in the sewer sludge.
Emergency responders arrived at the scene about 4:45 p.m., but Cerrone had already suffocated.
And from the NY Post:
MAN, 83, DIES IN SEWAGE DRAIN
By MATTHEW NESTEL and CHRISTINA CARREGA
An 83-year-old Queens bar owner and great-grandfather suffocated to death yesterday after slipping into a sewage drain in his pub's parking lot, officials said.
Luigi Cerrone was found at around 4:45 p.m. by a horrified female employee at Prince II on Northern Boulevard, near 160th Street, in Flushing, cops said.
It wasn't immediately clear how long Cerrone was submerged in the sludge, but sources said it was less than a day.
Cerrone, who was married for 60 years and still shoveled snow, was "a great man," said a relative at his Bayside home. "Everybody liked him."
Looks like there's some confusion as to which establishment it was, not that it matters.