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Creator: Victor Moscoso, 1950s Student, Artist and Athlete

























“It was the neighborhood of the junior high school I went to—Kane Street, Thompson turf. It’s now called Cobble Hill.” —Victor Moscoso, in the Paris Review, on his Brooklyn neighborhood. There is a street named Tompkins Place that intersects with Kane Street.

Victor Moscoso was a high school student at the 
School of Industrial Art and graduated in 1954 (above). 

Brooklyn Heights Press
(New York)
October 1, 1953
Block Party Saturday To Be Treat For Everyone
“Don’t look for a baby-sitter this Saturday take the whole family to the Willow Place Block Party instead!”

That’s the advice from the Willow Town Association, which says special care has been taken to provide fun for children as well as adults.

This biggest best Block Party yet (the Association has run two others) will run from 7 to 11 P.M. on Willow Place, just below Hicks, between Joralemon and State Streets.

Rides on a real, live pony and in a Pony Cart will highlight the lists of juvenile attractions this Saturday. The ponies will be installed in the vacant lot which will become a new playlot for older boys through the proceeds of the Block Party. There’ll also be a Whip Ride for children….

…Headed by Mrs. Robert Burtch, Chairman of the Block Party, the Committees include (in addition to those published last week):

Finance Committee—Mrs. Edward Evangelista, Chrmn., 30 Joralemon; Mrs. Robert Burtch, 24 Willow Pl.; Richard Lazarus, 59 Joralemon;

Entertainment—Mr. & Mrs. Spencer Ivey, 18 Willow Place; Michael Howard, 68 Montague;

Publicity—Victor Moscoso, 52 State St.; Miss Dolores Carluccio, 30 Joralemon; Richard Mendes, 62 Joralemon; Mrs. James Wishart, 63 Joralemon.



















Brooklyn Eagle
(New York)
November 15, 1953
Morris High Dominates City P.S.A.L. Run
Morris High of the Bronx, the favorite to win the 48th running of the Public School Athletic League city-wide cross-country championship, came through as expected yesterday morning at Van Cortlandt Park. The Bronx school took both the individual and team titles for its first team championship in nine years….

[P. S. A. L. varsity athletes’ names, schools and times were listed for the top ten finishers. Coming in seventeenth place was Victor Moscoso of Industrial Art. There were fifty runners.]


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Moscoso continued his education at Cooper Union from 1954 to 1957.

Long Island Star-Journal
(Long Island City, New York)
April 21, 1956
Fordham University has been installed a strong favorite to capture team honors in the annual Long Island City Athletics’ six-mile handicap road race which will be conducted through the streets of Astoria, Woodside and jackson heights tomorrow afternoon.

…The Pioneer Club and the New York A. C. figure to give O’Connor’s crew a good battle for the team title….

The handicaps:
Victor Moscoso, N. Y, Pioneers — 5-30 [minutes and seconds handicap]















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Moscoso was a student at Yale University from 1957 to 1959.

Daily News
(Tarrytwon, New York)
May 9, 1958
Long-Winded Aces Set for Yonkers Run
Fory-two of the leading distance runners in the east have entered the Metropolitan AAU Charles Bisbines Memorial 10-Mile Run to be contested in Yonkers on Sunday.

Sy Barker is chairman of the event, which is being ran under the auspices of the Pacoy Club in conjunction with the Yonkers Recreation Commission.

The race at War Memorial Park starts at 2 p.m. David D. Levy, chairman of the Metropolitan long distance committee, is director of the ran and John J. Flaherty Jr., president of the Met AAU, is honorary referee. James Bisbines is starter, Irving M. Schoolman chairman, of the registration committee.

Bulk of the entry represents the St. Anthony’s B. C., Millrose A. A. and New York Pioneer Club….

…The Pioneers have 16 entries. They are John Conway, Gus Likos, Jerry Bitotta, Jim Borden, Nat Cirulnick, Ted Corbitt, John Sterner, Rod McNichols, Charles Robbins, Rudy Mendez, Jose Donez, Bob Heller, Gorden McKenzie, Tom O’Brien, Charles Polley and Victor Moscoso….

Herald News
(Yonkers, New York)
May 9, 1958
They’ll Run the Met 10-Miler No Matter What
42 Entrants to Compete Through Streets If Necessary
Come rain or shine, the Metrpolitan AAU Charles Bisbines Memorial 10-Mile run will be run off as scheduled Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. Meet Director Sy Barker announced this morning, that in the event of continued precipitation, which would inundate War Memorial Field’s track, the event, sponsored by the Yonkers Recreation Commission, would be run off on the city streets.

…David D. Levy, chairman of the Metropolitan long distance committee, is director of the ran and John J. Flaherty Jr., president of the Met AAU, is honorary referee. James Bisbines is starter, Irving M. Schoolman chairman, of the registration committee.

Bulk of the entry represents the St. Anthony’s B. C., Millrose A. A. and New York Pioneer Club….

…The Pioneers have 16 entries. They are John Conway, Gus Likos, Jerry Bitotta, Jim Borden, Nat Cirulnick, Ted Corbitt, John Sterner, Rod McNichols, Charles Robbins, Rudy Mendez, Jose Donez, Bob Heller, Gorden McKenzie, Tom O’Brien, Charles Polley and Victor Moscoso….













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In 1959 Moscoso moved to California.


Further Reading
2018 AIGA Medal
Grafik
Grand Comics Database

Marin Independent Journal
The Paris Review
Victor Moscoso


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