A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from June 03, 2013
Prostitute Heights (Prospect Heights High School nickname)

Prospect Heights High School opened as The Girls’ Commercial High School in the 1920s and was located near Prospect Park in Brooklyn. The school developed a poor reputation and was closed in 2006; the site now is occupied by several different schools.

The Prospect Heights High School nickname of “Prostitute Heights” was cited in print since at least January 2006. Clara Barton High School is across the street and has its own unflattering nickname of “Clara-Bortion.”

Wikipedia: Prospect Heights Hight School
Prospect Heights High School, formerly The Girls’ Commercial High School, is a defunct comprehensive high school that served the Prospect Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York from the 1920s to 2006. Prospect Heights Campus is the collection of educational buildings that housed Prospect Heights High School until its closure in 2006.
Current schools on campus
Brooklyn Academy of Science and the Environment ...
Brooklyn School for Music and Theatre ...
High School for Global Citizenship ...
International High School at Prospect Heights

On Thu. 01.12.2006 06:32 am, IOnlyCanBeMe said:
i cant even quote you
but na.i couldnt bring myself to even kiss in public areas.
lol. my highschool was crazy.
the nickname of it is prostitute heights....been like that for about 15 years.
chicks having babies on the floor and teachers having sex with multiple students for credits.
man that was one hell of an experience caled high school.

New York (NY) Sun
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Submitted by John Dewey, Feb 12, 2008 05:18
Quinn’s plan won’t work. Money is not as important as one’s mental health. I am a retired teacher and I taught in a high school dubbed by its staff as Prostitute Heights ( the school has now been ‘reorganized’, whatever that means.)

brooklyn memories
03-19-2008, 12:35 PM
The wars between “Prostitute Heights” & “Clarabortion” were madness.

NikeTalk Forums
12/6/09 at 8:30am
I was defending my borough
Plus the Bronx does have a rediculous aids rate
Don’t act all high and mighty
Brooklynites refer to schools with names like Prostitute Heights and Clar-Abortion and I can’t refer to the BX as aidsville

PUMABydesign001’s Blog
8 March 2011
Randi Weingarten We “Let The Union Police Our Own Profession”
A Democratic house slave told my mother straight out, “your daughter’s assigned to Prospect Heights High School and that is where she will go.”

I remember this well, my mother looked this so-called leader in the eye and said “My daughter is not going to Prostitute Heights, she is better than that and she has the grades to prove it.” This puppet laughed in her face, turned to me and said, “You’re going to Prospect Heights.”

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityEducation/Schools • Monday, June 03, 2013 • Permalink