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Where & When: Game 24

Hey, how about this? A bonus round of Where & When! I guess this week was a little too easy for our seasoned vets, so I had to go a little deeper, a little further, quite a ways to get this one. Being that this is special, and in keeping with the fact that this is the third game of the week, I’m presenting a three-part challenge; also this will serve as a tribute to one of our regulars who may or may not recognize at least one of the featured buildings outright.  If you recall any reason why I would do that this week of all weeks, you get a bonus!

Part 1:

Where & When Game 24a

This picture was taken in the same year that a future President of the United States began a historic reformation of the New York City Police Department. In it, a secondary learning institution began its existence on the second floor of the building on the left.  Name this building and the approximate address.

Part 2:

Where & When Game 24b

This is said to be the earliest photo of the new building for the previously mentioned secondary learning institution, built one year after the region it was built in officially became part of Greater New York; two boroughs east of the seat of power.  What was this building the original site of and what year was it built?

Part 3

Where & When Game 24c

This is the present day site of the institution, which was built the same year there was a major shift in the country’s fortunes that would later cause mass upheaval for many. What is the name of this building/institution and when was it built?

So, if you know any of this, you would also know where within all of this movement took place, and you may or may not know that one of our own is originally from this region.  It’s not an easy place to get to; in fact it’s not near.  Quite the opposite, in fact. Therein lies the subtle tribute; which our target may or may not reveal the reason (if it’s seen).  What a mystery.  I’m sorry if the clues are rather vague, but gifts are often best left to the imagination.  And maybe in the future, other regulars may be served with similar plotting >;)  A bottle of Triple XXX for the first person to emerge from this maze with the right answers, and Capone Family Secret for the rest who endure.  Good luck with it and I hope this turns out the way I pictured it.  If not, well I see ya Monday then >;)



1 Shaun P.   ~  Dec 6, 2013 9:23 am


2 Alex Belth   ~  Dec 6, 2013 10:08 am

Hmmm, is right. This one is tough.

3 rbj   ~  Dec 6, 2013 10:33 am

Teddy R. became police commissioner in 1895. So picture one is from 1895.

Picture two is from 1899, one year after the consolidation/merger, I'm guessing Queens.

Now, as to the learning institution. . .

More research!

4 rbj   ~  Dec 6, 2013 11:52 am

Doesn't appear to be Trinity School or CUNY.

5 RIYank   ~  Dec 6, 2013 12:48 pm

I have it.
I must admit that I got it from one of Will's little pun/clues. It's not near... quite the opposite...

It's Far Rockaway High School.

6 RIYank   ~  Dec 6, 2013 12:50 pm

Unfortunately I don't have time to do the more research-oriented parts. But thanks for the bonus, Will! I'll check in tomorrow -- about to get on a plane.

7 rbj   ~  Dec 6, 2013 1:12 pm

[5] Ah. I was thinking "this week of all weeks" was a play on "this night of all nights" and given this week is the end of Hannaka I was searching for Jewish schools and not having any luck.

8 Chyll Will   ~  Dec 6, 2013 1:37 pm

[7] You're in the right frame of mind concerning the bonus question, but it's a little more obvious than that (and thus easy to overlook).

9 thelarmis   ~  Dec 6, 2013 3:02 pm

i was born in far rockaway and lived around the block from the high school. i was there until i was 8. i think my dad did some work at the school for awhile.

i'm always amazed and impressed with everyone's knowledge here on the Where & When games. recognizing and knowing about historic edifices is not my forte, so the school doesn't look very familiar to me...

[7] as far as Jewish schools go, my brother and i were shipped off to a Day School up in Bell Harbor, past Rockaway Beach. Far Rockaway was a really bad neighborhood when we lived there...

10 Chyll Will   ~  Dec 6, 2013 3:46 pm

[9] Boom. Happy Birthday, pal >;)

11 thelarmis   ~  Dec 6, 2013 4:16 pm

Thanks, Chyll! : )

Oh, wait...you did an extra game this week and a Far Rockaway post, 'coz it was my birthday!!!

I'm slow. Drummer, and all...

You RULE!!!

12 thelarmis   ~  Dec 7, 2013 4:21 am

Just re-read the last paragraph. Quite clever!

I wish I had seen the post earlier and was more swift...

Thanks again for the birthday gift, Chyll! : )

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