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.”