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.