NEW YORK -- When the newest Pathmark store opened in the Crotona Park section of the Bronx last month, Monserrate Rivera made sure she was the first customer in the door.
"I'm so happy today," said Rivera, who was born in Puerto Rico but has lived in the Bronx for 51 of her 54 years, most recently in a garden co-op at 172nd Street, a few blocks south of the new Pathmark. "It's like a dream. We've been waiting for a store like this for a long time. It's a good thing for the neighborhoo