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For Leiby Kletzky, A Tree Will Grow In Prospect Park

Jul 27, 2011 | Updated Sep 26, 2011

Two weeks after 8-year-old Leiby Kletzky's body was discovered in a Fourth Avenue dumpster, family friends, neighbors and even perfect strangers are coming together to ensure that the memory of the young Borough Park resident long outlives his short life.

In conjunction with the Prospect Park Alliance, a neighbor has started a tree fund to memorialize Leiby, who police say was murdered after he got lost and asked a stranger for directions in his short, seven-block walk to meet his parents after school.

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