A group of friends and family gathered on Tuesday morning to remember Cooper Stock, the 9-year-old boy who was hit and killed by a cab driver at 97th Street and West End Avenue on this day in 2014. Cooper, a student at Calhoun, had lots of friends and loved basketball, so they put a basketball at the center of a small makeshift memorial.
His mother Dana Lerner has become an advocate for street safety. The intersection is now named for Cooper.
Lynda Rath, a friend of the Stock/Lerner family, sent in these photos and a description of the event.
At 8am today, a small group gathered on the corner of 97th and West End Ave, in front of 771 WEA, to remember Cooper Stock, the 9 year old boy who was run over by a taxi and killed on this day today 3 years ago.
Three candles were lit, a basketball was placed next to a tree with flowers and petals and a note reading:
We miss you every day….
our hearts are still heavy…
fly on, little wing…we love you.
Dana Lerner and her brother Barron Lerner, attended with a small group of close friends.