Tag Archives | packer collegiate institute

NYT Profiles Brooklyn Heights’ Packer Institute

“As a Private School in Brooklyn Raises Its Profile, Questions of Identity Arise.” That’s the exploratory headline for a Sunday New York Times profile of Packer Collegiate Institute, the Brooklyn Heights K-12 prep school that’s been located at 170 Joralemon Street since its founding in 1845. The 1,100-word NYT story explores the growing pains of […]

Read full story · Comments { 4 }

Local Schools Want Pier 5 Bubble

As reported by Kate Briquelet in The Brooklyn Paper, several local private schools–St. Francis College, Brooklyn Friends School, and Packer Collegiate Institute, along with unidentified others–have expressed their desire to see a regulation sized soccer field with a year-round bubble enclosure and accompanying facilities, built on Pier 5, Brooklyn Bridge Park. Ms. Briquelet quotes Doreen […]

Read full story · Comments { 23 }

Karl Views the Christmas Tree Lighting

Mr. J. and his cam were on hand for the lighting of the Borough Hall Christmas Tree, and accompanying ceremonies, this evening. Video after the jump.

Read full story · Comments { 5 }

Smells Like Teen Spirit: Packer Senior Runs Like the Wind

In a week where delinquents are stealing headlines, it’s great to see a story about a Brooklyn Heights based teen who is “on the positive tip” (as we believe is the vernacular). Packer Collegiate senior Eddie Owens gets some ink today in the NY Daily News:

Read full story · Comments { 1 }

Junk Science Does Hip-Hop Tribute to Late Packer English Teacher Linda Gold

Junk Science “Miraculous Machines (Linda Gold) (feat. Gene Stovall)” from MODERN SHARK! on Vimeo. Last May we posted about hip-hop duo Junk Science, consisting of Packer grads Baje1 (Michael Tumbarello) and DJ Snafu (James Christensen), noting that their third album, A Miraculous Kind of Machine, was to be released later that month. The clip above […]

Read full story · Comments { 0 }

Packer: Prep for Hip-Hop Glory?

So it seems. The members of the hip-hop duo Junk Science (see clip of “Fire Drill” above) are Packer alums: YourNabe.com: Not much has changed since Baje One and DJ Snafu were teenagers. From the day that the two bonded over hip hop while students at the Packer Collegiate Institute in Brooklyn Heights — back […]

Read full story · Comments { 0 }

Packer Pumpkin Patch Fun

As we approached the Packer Pumpkin Patch on Joralemon Street today, a toddler was begging his Dad to let him stay.  His cries of  “…but I don’t want to go home”   faded away in the distance  while  we snapped these shots of today’s funrdaiser for the Packer Collegiate Institute.

Read full story · Comments { 0 }

Packer Presents: Under the Gaslight

This Thursday and Friday (5/14,15) at 6:30pm and Saturday at 10am, the middle school at Packer Collegiate Institute presents Under the Gaslight. A depiction of the life and times in 1867’s New York, Under the Gaslight by Augustine Daly, has been adapted for Packer Middle School students by Dinah Gravel. Join us for some old […]

Read full story · Comments { 4 }

Packer Kids Go to South Africa

The New York Times reports on a group of Packer teens and their art trip to Johannesburg: NY Times: With their U-shaped sleeping pillows and their passports tucked in Ziploc-like bags, they looked like any other teenage tourists arriving at Oliver Tambo International Airport to see the scenic splendor of South Africa. But the 14 […]

Read full story · Comments { 0 }

OMG – Chuck Bass in the BH!!

The pooparazzi was out in full force for yesterday’s Gossip Girl shoot here in Brooklyn Heights.  The cast, including CHUCK BASS [Ed Westwick, seen here in the INFdaily photo] filmed in and around Packer Collegiate Institute.

Read full story · Comments { 0 }