randomly, also in the box with the fortunes was a medallion. i had no memory of a connection to it and was on the way to the garbage as i inspected it for the first time. appeared to be wrestling related. on the back is my grandfathers name, dave wolff, etched in. above that it says 160 Division, 1927 - 28. probably senior year of high school.

- dave 10-12-2016 11:44 am

which HS? may still exist. 

- bill 10-12-2016 4:55 pm [add a comment]

it was probably jamaica high school. he lived in what they called the 4th ward on delap place which no longer exists but i found it on an nypl map. a lot of the street names have been changed to numbers but it was just south of hillside avenue. i think its 88th ave beween merrick blvd and 168 st.

if it was jamaica high which was only a couple of blocks away, and i think he taught history there later, also my mother and aunt went there, he would have been in the same class as paul bowles.

- dave 10-12-2016 6:11 pm [add a comment]

just closed as a unified school very recently. broken up into smaller schools to combat terrible graduation rates.

- dave 10-12-2016 6:15 pm [add a comment]

Thats pretty amazing. sad that it declined. It bears further investigation. great NYC high school.
- bill 10-12-2016 7:08 pm [add a comment]

the article investigates it pretty thoroughly. smart kids with pro-active parents left for other schools and those left behind were en masse non-english speaking immigrants which the school was ill-equipped to handle. also involved were changing bureaucratic notions about school size necessary to combat the high drop out rates.
- dave 10-12-2016 8:03 pm [add a comment]

- Skinny 10-14-2016 12:58 am [add a comment]

the wiki entry
- bill 10-14-2016 6:32 am [add a comment]

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