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Gordon Taylor - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


I have lived in the Brooklyn neighborhood in which Brooklyn Prep was located since 1969. One of my interests is researching the history of my neighborhood and of Brooklyn and New York City on the whole.

I thought that the attached link might be of interest to you and to your fellow alumni. It contains a picture of the former Kings County Penitentiary which stood on the same grounds as Brooklyn Prep from 1848 to 1905, or so. I once spoke with a Brooklyn Prep alumnus who told me that it was always rumored that a prison had preceded Brooklyn Prep on the Brooklyn Prep grounds, but apparently it was regarded as just a rumor. Well, for anyone who is interested, here is some proof.


Gordon Taylor (a friend of Brooklyn Prep)

David Madeo - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Re: Joseph Madeo BP mid '30s (possibly 1935)

My great uncle, Joseph Madeo, probably graduated around 1935 from Brooklyn Prep. He passed away in 1943 in Italy. I'm looking for any information you may have on him including when he actually graduated, or possibly anyone who may remember him. His nickname was "Chub." I realize he and his classmates would be 86 today, but I thought it was worth asking.

Thank you,

David Madeo

Frank R. Di Bugnara

Dear BPAA,

I would be interested in a list/locating members of the Class of 1960 who had attended Blessed Sacrament School, Jackson Heights. You have a great web site. Having passed the entrance test at your school before my relocation, I, too, am a (small) part of your history.


Frank R. Di Bugnara
Scottsdale, Arizona
Blessed Sacrament School, 1956
Cantwell High School, Montebello, California, 1960
Denis Achacoso - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

I would be interested in a list/locating members of the Class of 1966 >who had attended St. Catherine of Genoa or St. Vincent Ferrer's.


Denis Achacoso, Regis `66

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BPAA 18th Annual Golf Outing - Thursday, September 19th
July 28, 2019, 12:32PM

The BPAA Golf Outing, now in its 18th year is held at the Knollwood Country Club in Elmsford, NY. This year's Outing will be on Thursday, September 19th, 2019, please make plans now to gather your foursomes and join us for a wonderful day. If you can't get a foursome together please let Gene make arrangements for you to join a group. The Outing begins with a wonderful lunch on the patio, then 18 holes of golf followed by an open bar, fabulous dinner, and awards ceremony. In addition, everyone attending will receive a gift with the BP logo and details commemorating the event. If you are not a golfer please come join us for cocktails and dinner ($100.00). Please mark your calendar and join fellow Alumni for a great day on the links. The cost is $325.00 for the entire outing. All profits from the event are donated to the Rev John D. Alexander, SJ Endowment Fund. For further information and tickets please contact - Gene Leyden 71' epleyden@gmail.com

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Jack Raslowsky, the President of Xavier High School, wearing his BP shirt while walking the Camino in Spain.
July 11, 2019, 3:43PM


Jack Raslowsky and his team at Xavier High School are the BPAA biggest supporters. From hosting our Annual Dinner to providing office space and support for the BPAA administration. We can't thank you enough for your dedication to the BPAA.

The Class of 1969 - 50th Anniversary - May 9th, 2019
May 15, 2019, 12:34PM


Pictures From Our 58th Annual Dinner - May 9th, 2019
May 13, 2019, 3:39PM

Please CLICK the link to view some wonderful pictures from our 58th Annual Dinner. Many thanks to Greg McQaig '71 for his tireless efforts over the past decade to memorialize BP events.

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Our Annual Dinner Is Just A Week Away - Thursday, May 9th. Purchase Your Tickets Online Today!
May 1, 2019, 8:03PM

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Our 1966 Alumnus of the Year, Joe Califano '48 former Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare, is interviewed by Father Matt Malone, President of America Media
March 21, 2019, 7:03PM


Kenny Charles '69 - Jersey Retirement Ceremony at Fordham University
March 2, 2019, 2:52PM

Brian Duffy '68, President of the BPAA, Ken Charles '69, Rich Cummings '69


Photos from the 2018 BPAA Golf Outing
October 11, 2018, 2:51PM


CLICK HERE to view photos of the Golf Outing





Here is the original story from the New York Times on May 30, 1971 announcing the closure of Brooklyn Prep
August 25, 2018, 2:54PM

              Click Here - New York Times - Brooklyn Prep is Closing


What does Joseph A. Califano Jr., the former special assistant to President Lyndon B. Johnson, have In common with John Dockery, the Jets' cornerback?

The same thing that Adm. George W. Anderson Jr., chief of naval operations and Ambassador to Portugal in the Kennedy Administration, shares with William Power Maloney, a lawyer for the underworld figure Joseph Bonanno.

All of them, like William Peter Blatty, the novelist who wrote the screenplay for “John Goldfarb Won't You Please Come Home,” and Kenneth H. Browne, who wrote the play “The Brig,” are alumni of Brooklyn Preparatory School.

             Click the link above to read the full story


President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden had lunch at Dog Tag Bakery in Georgetown on Tuesday 8/3. Dog Tag, the Entrepreneurs School for Disabled Veterans, was founded by Our Honorary Alumnus of The Year in 2002, Father Rick Curry SJ.
July 31, 2018, 7:07PM