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Brooklyn Preparatory School
Brooklyn Preparatory School, commonly referred to as Brooklyn Prep, was a highly selective Jesuit preparatory school founded by the Society of Jesus in 1908. The school educated generations of young men from throughout New York City and Long Island until its closure in 1972. The Prep was located on 1150 Carroll Street in the Crown Heights, Brooklyn, Crown Heights section of Brooklyn, New York. The grounds and buildings are presently part of Medgar Evers College of the City University of New York (CUNY). Located next to the Prep was the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola, which was also run by the Jesuits and which was closed in 2011. As a Jesuit institution, Brooklyn Prep was noted for its religious values, classical roots (e.g., Latin and Greek), and dress code (ties and jackets) – all part of its goal of turning out well-rounded, educated men. Most of its graduates matriculated to four-year colleges. For many years, the school offered a full,$1,800. four-year scholarship, to the w ...
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Crown Heights, Brooklyn
Crown Heights is a neighborhood in the central portion of the New York City borough (New York City), borough of Brooklyn. Crown Heights is bounded by Washington Avenue to the west, Atlantic Avenue (New York City), Atlantic Avenue to the north, Ralph Avenue to the east, and Empire Boulevard/East New York Avenue to the south. It is about wide and long. Neighborhoods bordering Crown Heights include Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, Prospect Heights to the west, Flatbush, Brooklyn, Flatbush and Prospect Lefferts Gardens, Brooklyn, Prospect Lefferts Gardens to the south, Brownsville, Brooklyn, Brownsville to the east, and Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, Bedford-Stuyvesant to the north. The main thoroughfare through this neighborhood is Eastern Parkway, a tree-lined boulevard designed by Frederick Law Olmsted extending east–west. Originally, the area was known as Crow Hill. It was a succession of hills running east and west from Utica Avenue to Washington Avenue, and south to Empire Boule ...
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Tennis
Tennis is a racket sport that can be played individually against a single opponent (Types of tennis match#Singles, singles) or between two teams of two players each (Types of tennis match#Doubles, doubles). Each player uses a tennis racket that is strung with cord to strike a hollow rubber Tennis ball, ball covered with felt over or around a net and into the opponent's tennis court, court. The object of the game is to manoeuvre the ball in such a way that the opponent is not able to play a valid return. The player who is unable to return the ball validly will not gain a point, while the opposite player will. Tennis is an Olympic Games, Olympic sport and is played at all levels of society and at all ages. The sport can be played by anyone who can hold a racket, including Wheelchair tennis, wheelchair users. The modern game of tennis originated in Birmingham, England, in the late 19th century as lawn tennis. It had close connections both to various field (lawn) games such as cro ...
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Canisius High School
Canisius High School is a Catholic, private school, private college-preparatory school for young men run by the USA Northeast Province of the Society of Jesus in Buffalo, New York, United States, just north of the Delaware Avenue Historic District (Buffalo, New York), Delaware Avenue Historic District. Founded in 1870, the school has historical ties to Canisius College. Canisius operates independently from the New York State guidelines established by the Regents Examinations, Board of Regents. It has the largest high school student population among private schools in Western New York. History In 1850, a group of Jesuits left Europe in response to John Timon, Bishop John Timon's call for a Catholic institution to serve European immigrants settling in Western New York. The Jesuits founded Buffalo's first Catholic college and named it after St. Peter Canisius, a 16th-century Jesuit theologian, scholar, evangelism, evangelist, and educator. As part of Canisius College, the high schoo ...
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Fordham Preparatory School
Fordham Preparatory School (also known as Fordham Prep) is a private, Jesuit, boys college-preparatory school located in the Bronx, New York City. It is located on the Rose Hill campus of Fordham University. From its founding in 1841, until 1970, the school was under the direction of the university. Notable alumni *Robert Abplanalp (1940) – Inventor of the Aerosol spray, aerosol valve and founder of Precision Valve Corporation *Joseph Bastianich (1985) – Winemaker and restaurateur, also a judge on the television series ''MasterChef'' *Esteban Bellan (1868) – First Latin American professional baseball player *Arthur Daley (sportswriter), Arthur Daley (1922) – ''The New York Times'' sports columnist and Pulitzer Prize winner for journalism *Carmine DeSapio - Secretary of State of New York 1955–1959, Grand Sachem of Tammany Hall 1954-1961 *Joseph J. DioGuardi (1958) – U.S. Congressman *Pete Fornatale (1963) – Disk jockey and music historian *Frankie Frisch (1916) – Ma ...
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Loyola School (New York City)
Loyola School is a Jesuit , image = Ihs-logo.svg , caption = Christogram A Christogram (Latin ') is a monogram or combination of letters that forms an abbreviation for the name of Jesus Christ, traditionally used as a Christian symbolism ... high school on the Upper East Side The Upper East Side, sometimes abbreviated UES, is a neighborhood in the borough A borough is an administrative division in various English language, English-speaking countries. In principle, the term ''borough'' designates a self-governing w ... of New York City New York, often called New York City to distinguish it from New York State New York is a state State may refer to: Arts, entertainment, and media Literature * ''State Magazine'', a monthly magazine published by the U.S. Department of ..., founded in 1900 by the Society of Jesus. Originally a Catholic The Catholic Church, also known as the Roman Catholic Church, is the largest Chri ...
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