Don Marbury And The Forgotten Side of Coney Island
Jerome Hagan grew up a few floors above Don Marbury's apartment in the 2940 building of Surfside Gardens, a Coney Island housing project.Hagan recalled an afternoon more than 20 years ago when he and a few friends were fighting with a small group from the building across the street. He said it was Don, Stephon Marbury's father, who came out to break up the altercation. Two decades later, Hagan can still recite the message Don Marbury delivered to each kid involved in the scuffle."He came out and broke up the fight, and he told all of us we shouldn't be fighting each other because were from the same neighborhood, we're all from Coney Island," Hagan said yesterday outside the same building.
The obituary goes on to describe Marbury as a father figure to many young men in the neighborhood, as well as a role model to many other fathers.
Stephon Marbury'd Dad recalled as Coney Island's leading light [Daily News]