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Stuy is one of the specialized high schools in the NYC Public School system you had to take a test to get in; the focus of the schools is math and science.

Stuy is now located in a new, hi-tech building in the Wall Street area; way back in the day it was located on 15th Street near 1st Avenue in Manhattan. Frank McCourt, from the yearbook. At least his picture is unflattering too. From my 10th HS reunion in Frank with me and my classmate and best friend Carole Brown. I was asked, as a former student of his, by a local bookstore to introduce him before a crowd of people who turned up to hear Frank speak at a fundraiser for one of our magnet high schools.

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He was a real tale spinner and was mobbed like a true celebrity after the event! Here is the introduction I gave that evening: Frank McCourt was one of the most popular teachers at Stuyvesant. Everyone I knew hoped that they would see his name on their program card at some point during our four years there.

By the luck of the draw, in the fall of I had the pleasure of being in his Creative Writing class.

Why was he popular? Aside from his charm, ability to spin a good yarn and sing , he engaged us in feisty discussion.

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He encouraged us to read oh, Hamlet! We had to keep a journal, and on each Friday, a few of us would be called to read journal entries aloud.

What I most remember, as I look back now, was the loving, constructive criticism he gave our work, and the open, unstructured environment he created for us to excel in. By the way, I received a 93 in his class, so I guess I was actually paying attention. And now Frank McCourt The Urban Setting lots to do at lunchtime and after school outside on 15th St. Now I feel sorry for all those folks who actually lived around there! Study halls were often held here.

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An empty hallway at the old Stuy. Everyone must be at the infamous, non-existent pool on the top floor. What in the world am I wearing? My friend and home room mate Marghiee and I are waiting outside before class on 15th St. Here I am out on 15th again with Carole, Tasia, and Marghiee. My Motley Homeroom Crew Gym class.

I never got to be a squad leader -- they got the red leader shirts like the Beastie Boys wore in their early days.

Remember the gymnastics rotation? I nearly killed myself on the uneven parallel bars. One semester, I convinced one of the teachers to let me bring in a jump rope so that I could teach folks double dutch. One of the gym teachers that inflicted humiliation on us.

He always seemed sadistic, but maybe it was me. I barely passed Physics, but I was very entertained during my my tenure with Mr.

One time a student slipped outof class without his knowledge and returned much later with McDonalds and ate it in class and he never noticed. Another gym terrorist, although he was funny to watch while he ordered folks around. Mr Crosby made French classes fun. I had a 97 average. Yet another gym terrorist.

Really, I am sure that out of the school, Mrs. Houlihan was a nice person, but little did she know how we had nightmares of final "tests. Anna Mutnick My French classes with Mr. His eccentricities were legendary. It was amazing what went on in class without his knowledge. She was my English teacher one semester, and I always sat in the front row.

I felt sorry for her sometimes, because some of the folks in my class were extremely inattentive and kind of rowdy by Stuy standards.

I took several art classes with Mr. He was acerbic with a lot of the kids that thought art period was for kicking back. He and I got along very well, because I was always interested in what he had to say, and he spent a great deal of time cultivating my talents, limited though they were.