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April 15th, 2006, 12:47 AM
Green salute to slain student

Slain NYU student Broderick John Hehman poured his heart out to the WiredNewYork.com Web forum, and now its members want to beautify a Harlem green space in his honor.

"His death has stunned our online community," said the group administrator. "We are determined to honor his memory and love of New York."

Working with Bette Midler's New York Restoration Project, the group already has raised $1,000 that will help buy a flowering tree and lots of perennials for a community garden at 149th St. and Broadway.

The 20-year-old metropolitan studies major known as "J.B." was hit by a Mercedes-Benz the night of April 1 as he tried to escape a mugging by five teenagers on 125th St. in Harlem. Four young teens - including two 13-year-olds - have been charged with second-degree murder.

Donations to the J.B. Hehman Memorial Project should be sent to the New York Restoration Project at 254 W. 31st St., 10th Floor, New York, N.Y. 10001.

Nancy Dillon