Requiem for Atlantic Avenue Hunchback

Most residents and passersby did not know Nicholas Hernandez, who died Monday, by name. They might have referred to him as the “Hunchback of Atlantic Avenue”. Today, a makeshift memorial appeared in front of the New Island Deli where Hernandez slept frequently.

There will be a memorial service at the Heights and Hill Funeral Home [115 Atlantic Avenue, 718-797-3248] Saturday from noon – 3pm. The public is welcome.

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  • Princess

    Very sweet that someone took care of plans and finances for this service. A reminder how anyone can slip through the cracks in life.

  • concetta

    How nice, to name someone the ‘hunchback of atlantic avenue’. gimme a break, yupsters!