Family and Friends Dedicate Cooper Stock Way

dana at street naming

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.”

Watch this beautiful video shot by STREETFILMS, honoring the memory of dear Cooper.

Click here to read more about the dedication, written by Emily Frost at

COOP’S HOOPS Spin Event – June 7, 2015 6pm

Join us on Sunday, June 7th, for the second annual Coop’s Hoops Fundraiser. Julie Dermer will be at the helm, and together we hope to raise enough funds to send 40 children to the BC Hoops/Walt Frazier Basketball Camp during the summer of 2015.

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. For more information on Cooper Stock, please visit




Street Safety Activists Want CB7 Transportation Leaders Ousted

Street-safety advocates, including parents of children killed by drivers on the Upper West Side, are calling on local city council members and Borough President Gale Brewer to pay more attention to street safety. Several activists are asking them to change the leadership of Community Board 7′s transportation committee.

Read it here at the West Side Rag

Dana Lerner and Sofia Russo advocating for safer streets at a recent CB7 meeting.

Dana Lerner and Sofia Russo advocating for safer streets at a recent CB7 meeting.

Judy Kottick spoke of her daughter, Ella Bandes, who was killed by a bus in 2013. Photo by Daniel Fitzsimmons

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