Following Stroke, Neighbors Come to the Aid of Danny Coffey, “Mayor of Orchard Street”

Danny Coffey on Orchard Street.

Danny Coffey on Orchard Street. Photo by David Burns.

If you spend any time on lower Orchard Street, you almost certainly know Danny Coffey. A building super and neighborhood fixture, he’s beloved by locals, who sometimes refer to him as the “Mayor of Orchard Street.” On Thursday evening, Danny suffered a stroke and is hospitalized. Now he could use some financial assistance.

Here’s what local business owner Ryan Chadwick (of Grey Lady) wrote on a GoFundMe:

If there’s one thing everyone knows about Danny, he’s a tough SOB. A staple of of Orchard Street… Danny is always there to greet you with a smile and is the first to lend a helping hand. Many in this community have received help from Danny, and now it’s our time to help him. Your donations will go directly to Danny helping with Medical + Recovery Costs.

As of this morning, more than $6,000 had been raised — with a goal of collecting $30,000. Here’s the link if you’re interested in helping.