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Discussion: Stuyvesant High School!!

in: Charlie; Charlie > 2019-09-21

Sep 22, 2019 6:25 AM # 
DWildfogel:
You started and finished your walk right by Stuyvesant High School! (I presume you were at Jessica's.) Do you realize how many famous orienteers graduated from that august institution?!
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Sep 22, 2019 7:01 AM # 
Charlie:
No, but it is right across the street. I assume you were one?
Sep 22, 2019 11:01 AM # 
jjcote:
Boris, I think.
Sep 23, 2019 6:04 AM # 
DWildfogel:
Yup, me and Boris. Also Misha Lipatov and Peter Graham (the latter is more famous as a physicist than as an orienteer).

BTW, when I attended Stuyvesant, it was located on 15th St near 1st Avenue. I've never seen the "new" building (except in photos).
Sep 23, 2019 10:35 AM # 
chitownclark:
That must have been an interesting walk to school each day! Or did you take the old 3rd Avenue Elevated IRT?
Sep 23, 2019 1:34 PM # 
Charlie:
Certainly a very different location now. Very nice neighborhood. If coming by subway, Chambers St station is very close.
Sep 24, 2019 12:19 AM # 
chitownclark:
3rd Avenue IRT...back when Dennis was going to Stuyvesant.
Sep 26, 2019 10:45 PM # 
DWildfogel:
Hey, Chitown, maybe YOU were in high school back then, but I am not that old - I was only in kindergarten ;-)

Actually, I do remember the Third Ave El, but it was gone by the time I went to Stuyvesant. Just looked it up: it closed when I was in third grade and was subsequently torn down.

I lived in Queens when I went to Stuyvesant. Had to walk 15 minutes to get to the Grand Ave bus, which took me into Brooklyn where I hopped on the BMT (subway), which then tunneled under the East River to Manhattan, and I exited at 1st Av and 15th St, one short block from the school. Started doing that when I was 13.

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