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#1 2009-12-31 14:45:07

Sal
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Central Commercial High School

Anyone remember Central Commerical High Schol which was located in the E.200 block of 42nd Street?

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#2 2009-12-31 19:18:32

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Re: Central Commercial High School

Yes Sal, I do.  It's now the site of a hotel, the Helmsley.

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#3 2010-01-02 21:31:45

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Re: Central Commercial High School

The school was set back from the south side of 42nd by a court yard,

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#4 2010-01-03 18:37:39

Sal
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Re: Central Commercial High School

from 28th Street and Historian Thanks.
I recently had occation to visist someone at 220 E.42nd the Old Daily News Bldg. and the memory of Central Commerical High School came back to me.

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#5 2010-01-05 14:10:46

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Re: Central Commercial High School

Folks

My most vivid memory of Central Comm. high School was that it had split sessions ! 8am till 1pm and 1pm till 6pm!

The 8am group then had the pick of afternoon part-time jobs in the area.

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#6 2010-01-05 15:39:27

Sal
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Re: Central Commercial High School

boatcaptain-I think the program was  called the Co Op Tech Program.  Some City HS's allowed you to work one full week a month,while attending High School.

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#7 2010-02-22 20:49:38

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Re: Central Commercial High School

I went to CCHS in 1955 and 56..........PM Session, worked mornings........

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#8 2011-03-15 14:05:47

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Re: Central Commercial High School

Yes I remember Central Commerical High School which was located at 42nd and 3rd avenue-NYC which is been now turned down and Helmsley hotel is built on its site. Central Commerical High School is renamed as norman Thomas high school and located at 30’2. You can go through the pictures of Central Commerical High School by doing google search.


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#9 2011-05-08 16:53:24

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Re: Central Commercial High School

I went to CCHS  from 1946 to 1949  I spent 10th grade in the annex on 44(?) St. and 11 & 12 grade in the 42nd St. School next to the Daily News building.  We were not allowed to read the Daily News.  we could only read the Times. If you were caught with a copy of the News. they took it away .That was before ACLU.

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#10 2011-05-14 12:17:53

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Re: Central Commercial High School

I remember!  I attended CCHS from 70-73.  I graduated class of 73.  The next year they changed the name to Norman Thomas.
I remember my beautiful school.  I especially liked the architecture of the building,  it was like a huge castle.  Next to the Daily News.  I loved it.  The surrounding neighborhood, stores, shops etc.  I attend the morning shift and I went to work in the afternoon.
I wored a coop program and worked at IBM.
Memories!
:<)

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#11 2011-05-22 15:18:59

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Re: Central Commercial High School

i don't recall any co op program..It just was so full the classes were from 8 to 12 and 1 to 6The younger stidents went 1 to 6 and the older students went 8-12 you did not have a choice.  There was an "annex" on 44th st and 3rd Ave.  which housed female students. I don't remember much about the students.  I only went there for one semester.  It was a really old public school. with big sliding doors between classes  Then I went back to the school on 42nd St.  Remember the Horn and Hardardt on the corner of 3rd ave and 42nd??  They tried to discourage the students from gathering there. You purchased your food (in little brass doors) You ate and they got you out.  NO LOITERING

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#12 2011-11-02 10:29:46

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Re: Central Commercial High School

Hi all - I'm new to the forum.
Regarding Central Commercial HS.  I attended and graduated in 1956, took two majors, accounting and steno.  Do any of you out there remember Mrs. Storms?  She was near retirement when I had her class - she was strict as they come and didn't take any sass from anyone!

I'm trying to obtain records of the students who attended in the 1940s.  Does anyone know where I can get this info?  Would greatly appreciate the help.

I also participated during my senior year, in the co-op program.  The experience was great.

Yes I remember the Horn & Hardart on the corner of 42nd and 3rd Ave.  I wish I could have their great Franks and Beans - never found anything like that since then - the taste was great.

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#13 2012-04-19 09:56:19

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I remember CCHS fondly. The experience of traveling by subway to high school was great.  I graduated in 1953 and would really like to get the year book from 1953 and 1952.  I attended all my high school years there and in those years I experienced both sessions and also the annex.  I remember while at the annex,. on our lunchtime, myself and 2 friends running up to broadway to see the motorcade for General Eisenhower and then running back to school.

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#14 2012-05-02 13:16:53

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Re: Central Commercial High School

Hello fellow Centralites! I'm happy to have found this forum.  If you are looking for other classmates I have a few dozen that I know all on Facebook.  Several of them are listed in groups just search for Central Commercial High School.  There are a few pictures that will stir your memories. 

As for me, I was class of 1974.  The last of CCHS.  I remember protesting the school name change does anyone else?  We did make the front page of the Daily News for that (it helped that we were right next door to them).  Please look us up on FB and share.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/49475837990/

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#15 2012-05-03 15:56:10

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Re: Central Commercial High School

Hello All,
Yes I remember CCHS.. I graduated in 1974 ... Actually the 1974 class was going to be the last graduating class but then they stayed one more year and 1975 was the last class.  Norman Thomas became the new name and moved to 33rd and Park.  Remember D'agastino's was right next door where we would go and buy lunch and the best chocolate milk shakes. There was also a cafeteria on the corner.  Woolworth was in the opposite corner and I believe the Daily News building was nearby.  Now sits a hotel.  I use to play handball with a group by a courtyard nearest the United Nations.
nojail4you... email me :)

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#16 2012-05-17 00:20:52

floisnj
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Re: Central Commercial High School

Certainly do, 1063 graduate
cant find a yearbook or classmates

Mr. Eisner was principal

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#17 2012-05-17 01:27:11

nojail4you
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Re: Central Commercial High School

For old yearbooks try classmates.com.  They are not free to buy but you can look through them as much as you want.

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#18 2012-06-06 20:31:31

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Re: Central Commercial High School

Hi My name is Rose Corrado.  I Graduated in 1950 (CCHS).  Last name was Bitetto back then.  Anyone out there?  Especially Ralph Branca or Athena Jeka.

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#19 2012-06-06 20:43:31

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Re: Central Commercial High School

> gloriah1949 wrote:

> I went to CCHS  from 1946 to 1949  I spent 10th grade in the annex on 44(?) St. and 11 & 12 grade in the 42nd St. School next to the Daily News building.  We were not allowed to read the Daily News.  we could only read the Times. If you were caught with a copy of the News. they took it away .That was before ACLU.

Hi I graduated in 1950.  Would love correspond.  Remember everything you stated. Do you remember the florist shop in the main building. Such happy times.

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#20 2012-06-09 23:51:43

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hi gloriah 1949.  remember all that you wrote. you graduated the year before they celebrated the silver jubilee which was when i graduated in 1950. i went to the annex also and then to the 42nd street school. such happoy

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#21 2012-06-10 00:13:07

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Re: Central Commercial High School

hi gloriah 1949. I have the same memories that you have . I graduated in 1950 which was the year they celebrated the silver jubilee of the school. 1925 to 1950. I still have the year book which was called the hour glass and a copy of the Centralite newspaperwhich was published periodically.there so many happy memories. please keep in touch.

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#22 2013-01-22 22:40:50

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Re: Central Commercial High School

is there anyone out there that graduated in 1950?  there must be at least one person. would like to correspond. please answer. my name is rose corrado.

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#23 2013-02-15 12:23:52

nojail4you
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Re: Central Commercial High School

Hi Everyone

There are a bunch of us on Facebook trying to find other graduates of Central Commercial High School in New York.  Personally I graduated in 1974. 

If you are interested in contacting some of our old classmates let me know and I will add you to the group.  You can either find me on Facebook as Susan Rastella, or by e-mail at nojailforyou@live.com.

Hope to hear from you soon,

Susan Rastella

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#24 2013-03-19 00:16:09

rosecorrado
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Re: Central Commercial High School

Hi Susan Rastella, can you find anyone who graqduated in 1950 fom CCHS and who are still breathing please let me know' that is a long time ago. My name is Rose Corrado and ny maiden name was Rose Bitetto. it would be great. please answer me on this page. thank you.

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#25 2013-03-19 00:24:03

nojail4you
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Re: Central Commercial High School

Hi Rose Corrado.  I do remember a few people I've run across from the 1950's era.  I's not sure if they were class of 1950 but in the 50's.  I'll try to retrace my steps when I was searching.  Facebook is where most of us have crossed paths.  We now have 101 graduates from 1974 in our own "Centralites '74" group.  We are planning our 40th reunion.  Just two days ago 50 alumni had dinner together ..  The pictures are just great. 

You might also want to check out classmates.com.  It's free to be included with you school and you can also search for free also. 

I'll get back to you as soon as possible.

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