PB Diner sold; investor Sutton pays $10.25 million for the property
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The Pelham Bay Diner. Schneps Media/Alex Mitchell
Tragic hit and run leaves man in coma
BRONX TIMES REPORTER, FEBRUARY 2 BTR 2-28, 2019 73
Christmas Eve 2018 in the vicinity of
Miles and East Tremont Avenue have
renewed calls from the Throggs Neck
Merchants Association and transportation
activist Kevin Daloia to look at
ways to improve safety near the intersection,
which is close to where
D’Amico was run over while walking
Noel D’Amico said that his son was
in the hospital and still unresponsive.
“I didn’t realize how bad the problem
was until it happened to us. I don’t
want other people to fi nd out the same
way,” said Noel. “If you are the one
who did this, turn yourself in and do
the right thing. Or if anyone who is out
there and knows anything, please contact
the 45th Precinct with any information.”
He said the outpouring of support,
thoughts and prayers he received
“I am at a loss for words,” said
Kim D’Amico. “I thank you for your
Jared D’Amico, seen in a family photo, was
hit and seriously injured by a truck or SUV as
he crossed East Tremont Avenue near Milton
Place on Monday, February 11.
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Councilman Mark Gjonaj is joined with parents of the victim and merchant leaders in calling
for action and offering a reward for information leading to the conviction of someone
involved in a hit and run on Monday, February 11. Schneps Media / Patrick Rocchio
prayers. I just want Jared to wake up
and whoever it is who did this (to turn
Bob Jaen, TNMA president, said
that after two incidents in the same
area something has to be done.
Daloia started a change.org petition
on ‘East Tremont Avenue and Miles
Avenue’ addressing safety concerns.
It garnered 120 signatures in about 12
The petition calls for a review of
the intersections by NYC Department
of Transportation for corrective safety
measures, a follow up review by Community
Board 10, the installation of
the new street lamps that the TNMA
has advocated for.
chael Bloomberg chowed down at the
diner some years ago, as did the likes
of former Borough President Fernando
Ferrer and Super Bowl champion, New
York Jet, and Bronxite Willie Colon.
For the every-day Bronxite, the
24/7 diner was ‘the late night spot’
where you could bet that you’d run
into someone you knew at any hour
of the night.
Stefanistis and family still currently
operate a waterfront Mediterranean
Restaurant called Molos that
overlooks Hells Kitchen at 1 Pershing
Road in Weehawken, NJ.
Sutton’s plan for the development
of the Pelham Bay Diner property is
not clear. Wharton Properties and
Jerry Stefanitsis did not return calls
as of press time.
Home Depot recently purchased
the large parcel adjacent to the diner
property at 1816 E. Gun Hill Road
for $40 million, which includes two
buildings, one The Home Depot and
the other Chuck E. Cheese, as well as
the large parking lot.