Magician, escape artist. Born Erich Weisz on March 24, 1874, in Budapest, Hungary. One of seven children born to a Jewish rabbi and his wife died on this day. http://ow.ly/2YyhM
Seven Manhattan schools — nearly all of them located in Harlem — may be closed due to poor performance, the Department of Education announced on Thursday.
The schools are among up to 47 citywide that have been struggling academically and could be eventually shuttered, a big uptick over the numbers from previous years.
“Too many kids are stuck in failing schools,” DOE Deputy Press Secretary Jack Zarin-Rosenfeld said in a statement.
“Right now, we are looking at those schools that have been consistently struggling to determine whether they can improve with help or need to be replaced with a new school.”
How will the process take place?
Essentially it turns into a process of each school being “phased-out”. They’ll stop enrolling new classes which in turn causes them to loose a class/grade each year until the school no longer exists. During this process the new school will begin to take on new classes/grades until the school fills up.
The High School of Graphic Communication Arts (M625) in Chelsea has persistently done poorly and could be proposed for phase-out.
Five Harlem schools that were supposed to be closed last year but got a reprieve when the teachers’ union and the N.A.A.C.P filed a lawsuit could also be closed.
The schools include
- Frederick Douglass Academy
- Academy of Collaborative Education
- Kappa II
- Academy of Environmental Science Secondary High School
- Choir Academy of Harlem.
- I.S. 195, Roberto Clemente in Harlem is also on the potential closure list for the first time.
“Before we make any decisions, we are meeting with their administrators, teachers and parents to determine the best path forward. But we need to do right by our kids, and that will involve some difficult decisions,” Zarin-Rosenfeld said.
More schools could be added or subtracted from the list in upcoming weeks as the state’s list of persistently lowest achieving schools comes out. Also, new high school progress report data will come out soon which could potentially add more high schools to the list, Zarin-Rosenfeld said.
Not all of the schools on the list will be closed, some may just need a change in leadership or a different curriculum, Zarin-Rosenfeld said.
Last year the DOE started with about 50 struggling schools and eventually whittled the list down to 19 which were actually proposed for phase-out.
Final decisions on closures will be made by the end of November to early December for elementary and middle schools and mid-December for high schools.
One Manhattan school is off the chopping block for the time being. Washington Irving High School is among the state’s lowest achieving schools, but it will not be closed because of a new incoming principal and other improvements, the paper reported.
Souse or Cou cou and flying fish? Not sure which would better suit your fancy at lunch time? Maybe you do not know what these dishes are? Have you ever noticed all of the Bajan and Caribbean places in Brooklyn?
No more trips to Manhattan or Brooklyn. Now it is as close as your backyard. That food that is so savory good!
Located on Park Avenue and East 121 St. in East Harlem, Bajan Bistro has been receiving rave reviews from all who have enjoyed their food.
This is a family owned restaurant owned by a husband and wife team who openly noted that it never occurred to them that they were the first Bajan restaurant.
I saw someone tweet about this so I had to check it out. A Harlem man posting ad’s for that special someone?
It’s real! A 40 year old man who still lives at home with his mom is set on finding Mrs. Right – by any means necessary. His name is Malik Turner and he seems normal enough from reading his bio.
2. He’s got a job
3. He likes sports
4. He likes Coney Island and Atlantic City
So what’s the deal? Why is a man so great on paper still single? Maybe he comes across being too blunt? Maybe looking for Mrs. Perfect is more complicated than it would seem? Here is a taste (in his own words) of what he is looking for…
…seeking a blond, long-haired, “big-chested, curvy, leggy, voluptuous (NOT FAT)” woman — or women — age 21 to 45, “willing to take turns paying on date (NO GOLDDIGGERS!!!!!).”
The actual ad has been posted on about 4 or 5 pay phones around Harlem…
Find the original article here – with even more details about this guy and his ad!
October 27, 1904 2:35pm: The mayor of New York, George McClellan, cruises in the city’s new innovative means of transportation that will forever change how New Yorker’s get around – the Subway.
- The first line traveled 9.1 miles and passed through 28 stations
- It ran from city hall in lower Manhattan to
§ General Central Terminal in midtown
§ west along 42nd Street to Times Square
§ finishing up north at 145th Street and Broadway in Harlem
On the evening of that same day, at 7:00pm, the subway opened its doors to the general public. More than 100,000 people rode that night. Each person paid a nickel to take their first ride on this new rapid system.
With all of the changes in the system since its original opening – it now transports 4.5 MILLION people each day into New York and runs 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
“We know the road to freedom has always been stalked by death.”