Sunday, August 23, 2009

Hudson Heights, Broadway at 186th Street

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This is the Police Officer Michael John Buczek School. Whew. Imagine a first grader trying to tell someone what school he goes to.

Michael Buczek was a young police officer who was killed by drug lords in 1988 in Washington Heights. His father, Ted Buczek, responded by throwing himself into community work and, among other things, founding the Police Officer Michael John Buczek Little League. Here is the concluding paragraph of a 2008 Press Release from the Police Officer Michael John Buczek Foundation.

And on the 19th Annual Opening Day, Saturday, April 5, because of his efforts, "Mr.B." [Ted Buczek] will see his dream come true, and watch the children of Washington Heights, coached by officers of the 34th precinct, playing on the state-of-the-art Police Officer Michael J. Buczek Field in Highbridge Park, in the shadow of Yankee Stadium, in a safe community. A field of dreams for all.

See map.

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