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Mom Recalls Last Moments With Baby Killed in Brownsville

The distraught mother of a 16-month-old who was shot and killed in Brownsville Sunday said some of the baby’s last moments were spent laughing and hopping on a bed.

In a tearful interview near her home on Riverdale Avenue Tuesday, Cherise Miller said that on Sunday evening she found her boy, Antiq Hennis, bouncing happily on a bed.

“He’s jumping on the bed,” Miller said. “I was just sitting there. I didn’t yell at him. I just sat and watched him.”

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Founder of Marinos Italian Ices Dies at 97

Marinos Vourderis came to New York from Greece with little money and no education in the early 1940s, but in the years that followed, he founded a company whose name became synonymous with New York City summers: Marinos Italian Ices.

Vourderis died of natural causes last Tuesday in his Jamaica Estates home, surrounded by his large family. He was 97.

“He ws able to come here and live the American Dream,” Margaret Hackford, Vourderis’s 57-year-old daughter, said of her father.


“My father’s greatest saying was that, ‘look at how much I’ve accomplished with frozen sugar and water,’” Hackford said.

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