DEDICATION OF COOPER STOCK WAY
Pictured above: Helen Rosenthal, New York City Council Member for the 6th District and Cooper’s mother, Dana Lerner.
On Wednesday, June 3, 2015, dozens of kids joined family members of Cooper Stock to designate W. 97th Street at West End Avenue as Cooper Stock Way. Cooper’s mother, Dana Lerner, shared memories of Cooper, along with classmates — “Cooper’s Troopers” — who waved signs imploring motorists to drive safely.
“On that night in January 2014 — why we have this sign — a driver was impatient,” said Barron Lerner, Cooper’s uncle, of the night when Cooper was run down and killed by a taxi cab. “Impatient. Broke the law. Couldn’t wait. And now Cooper is dead. Other children are dead. Adults are dead. Every day.”
Join us on Friday, June 3rd, for the third annual Coop’s Hoops Fundraiser. Julie Dermer, friend of the Stock family, will be at the helm, and together we hope to raise enough funds to send 50 children to the BC Hoops/Walt Frazier Basketball Camp during the summer of 2016.
So let’s come together at SoulCycle in memory of Cooper Stock. Young Cooper was an avid basketball fan and found great joy at basketball camp. Take a moment to appreciate what it would feel like to help give a child this experience, and sign up for a bike or please make a donation. Thank you for your support. To sign up for this event, please click here.
2465 Broadway/91 & 92 Sts
New York, NY 10025
Friday, June 3, 2016 from 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM (EDT)
Upper West Siders Turn Grief into Action
on Inaugural Ride for Vision Zero
Thursday, August 28
In January of this year, 9-year-old Cooper Stock — known for his boundless energy, budding wit and a near-fanatical love of the New York Knicks — was struck and killed while crossing an Upper West Side intersection, hand-in-hand with his father. This September, his friends and neighbors are taking to streets to honor the memory of Cooper Stock — and to show their support for safe streets.
Lyn Paul, a friend and neighbor of Stock’s family, saw a special opportunity when she heard about the NYC Century Bike Tour’s first-ever Ride for Vision Zero, which invites participants to ride – and raise funds – in support of Transportation Alternatives’ work toward the city’s initiative to eliminate traffic fatalities and serious injuries.
“My husband and I decided that riding would be fun, but also could be especially meaningful and healing if we did it specifically to honor Cooper,” she said.