Friday, January 30, 2009

The Villager remembers "the father of bicycles"


Emey Hoffman, who ran several shops through the years, most recently Busy Bee Bicycles on East Sixth Street near First Avenue, died on Jan. 7. He was 63. “Emey started on bicycles when he was about 10 years old hanging around bike shops on the Lower East Side,” his brother Jon told The Villager. “When I told George, who has a bicycle shop on E. Fourth St., that Emey died, he started to cry and said, ‘The father of bicycles is dead,’”

3 comments:

NYC taxi photo said...

I had no idea he was so respected. I shall say no more. Rest in peace.

WB said...

I'm sorry to hear that. He was a nice fellow. He helped us out with a bike at Busy Bee not long ago.

Anonymous said...

RIP