The death at 87 of local fixture Hao Ling is hitting his block hard. Known for his ever-cheerful demeanor and friendly advice, Ling followed the same route every day to collect cans for recycling.
“I’m shocked.” was an area woman’s reaction last night when asked if she had heard about Ling’s passing. “I definitely remember him coming around, collecting cans. If we were drinking on our steps we would finish our beers and give him the empties. So sad to hear he’s passed.”
Services are to be held at Wan Shou Funeral Home (5312 8th Ave, 718-851-8688), date and time TBD.