Bathgate Avenue


One of four murals recently painted in memory of Lesandro ‘Junior’ Guzman-Feliz. A plant in a plastic vase stands at the base of this mural with a handwritten note reading ‘I can’t get out of my head what they did to you.’ Indeed, who can?
I teach ninth and tenth graders at a Bronx high school. Some are from Junior’s neighborhood. Some look like him. Some are in the NYPD Explorers, the same organization he was in. (This mural shows Junior in Explorer uniform.) I feel like Junior could have been one of my students. Condolences to his family and friends and to all who feel sorrow and anger at his loss.

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