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Bobby Humphrey: Giving Hope That Dreams Do Come True

Sep 7, 2012 • by John Battle • Sports and Family Magazine
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On the bus ride back, Bobby says, "I had not told anyone on the team that I am about to die within the next thirty minutes. No one knows this." More

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Maria Napolitano, 82

May 20, 2015 • SILive.com
... and graduated from Washington Irving High School in her native borough. In 1956, after she and Anthony Napolitano wed, the couple moved to Rosebank. Mrs. Napolitano worked for 10 years as a clerk at Blue Cross Blue Shield of New York in Manhattan ... More

Classical & Opera Listings for May 8-14

May 7, 2015 • New York Times
At 8 p.m., Washington Irving High School, Irving Place at 16th Street, Manhattan, 212-586-4680, pscny.org. (David Allen) .... Its second annual iteration in New York features a rich helping of musical border crossings, under the auspices of Issue ... More

Classical & Opera Listings for May 1-7

Apr 30, 2015 • New York Times
At 8 p.m., Washington Irving High School, Irving Place at 16th Street, Manhattan, 212-586-4680, pscny.org. (Schweitzer). ☆ New York Philharmonic (Wednesday, May 8 and 9) The Philharmonic returns from a successful European tour with two programs. More

Irvington Replaces Todd English's Olives NY

Mar 23, 2015 • Wall Street Journal
This week it reopens as the renovated Irvington, an homage to Washington Irving, a bust of whom resides around the corner, outside Washington Irving High School, on East 17th Street and Irving Place. “He's a quintessential New York kind of guy,” said ... More

With School Ban Nearing End, New York City Works on How and When to Allow ...

Oct 31, 2014 • New York Times
Cellphones “could serve as a distraction, and I think that's what a lot of educators worry about,” said Seung Yu, principal at the Academy of Software Engineering, one of several schools housed in the Washington Irving High School building near ... More

High school's new rules give failing kids credits toward graduation

Oct 9, 2011 • New York Post
Excerpts from the minutes of a meeting of Washington Irving HS's 'academic success' panel: "A final marking period course grade of 60 to 64...will be changed automatically to a 65." "If a student receives less than a 65 for a course, the student will ... More

Charlotte Spiegel, 92, Dies; Created New York's Window Guard Program

Mar 3, 2015 • New York Times
She was 15 when she was admitted to Hunter College, having already graduated from Washington Irving High School. She went on to receive a master's degree in English from Columbia University, where she overcame her painful shyness. In 1944, she ... More

These 91 schools have been failing for a combined 642 years

Feb 26, 2015 • Crain's New York Business
More than 50,000 New York City students, or about 5% of the city's pupils, attend 91 of the state's 178 failing schools. This includes 44 in the Bronx, 25 in Brooklyn, 12 in Manhattan and 10 in Queens. (There were no Staten Island schools on the state ... More

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