Alexander Toulouse was known as "Zander" and the "little professor," was riding his bicycle on Livingston Street by Boerum Place when he was struck by a postal truck.
Alexander is much loved and missed by his family and friends who have set up a memorial page dedicated to him, which includes videos, art and writings by and about Zander, including a poem he wrote about himself:
There's No One Like Me
by Zander Toulouse
Nobody's like me
For all my special reasons
For example: A board game
To me there is nothing like a nice board game.
I always like my bath water hot.
I always like trains.
I LOVE to dance a lot.
Blue is my favorite color.
I am the pride of the world.
I know I can be a problem.
But I am very useful sometimes.
The Brooklyn Paper reported"'Zander was a very popular little boy at his school and the neighborhood where he was known for being polite and very smart,'" his father said in a statement released to the Brooklyn Heights Blog. 'He was a joy to his parents who are utterly devastated by their loss.'"
The Daily News reports "He [Alexander] loved the subway and 'Dancing With the Stars,'" said Alexander's devastated father, Christopher Toulouse, a political science professor at Fordham University. "He was a very smart kid. I used to take him to class with me at Fordham and on field trips," Toulouse added. "Students called him 'the little professor.'"