This note in from BHB reader Wil Smith:
I may have sent you a message earlier through your site, but am not sure it went through (tried to post onto the open thread comments section, but doesn’t appear to be there). I was hoping that you might cover the recent death of Nicholas Hernandez, the homeless man who lived at the corner of Atlantic Ave and Henry Street, and whom Lillian Ann Sluglocki wrote about on your blog in 2009 (“The Hunchback of Atlantic Avenue“). He was a constant and friendly presence for those of us who lived around him (he’s lived here for at least as long as I have), and was a big part of the South Heights community. He died on Monday outside of the New Island Deli.
Heights and Hill Funeral Home is holding a memorial service for him on Saturday from 12-3. It would be much appreciated if you could share any of this info with the Brooklyn Heights community.
Cobble Hill Blog reader Paul Zannelli wrote to us today and noted, “In the few brief conversations I had with him, I never heard him complaining about his debilitating back problems but it must have caused him a lot of discomfort as he spent most time standing hunched over.