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Brooklyn school Bishop Ford – where R.E.M., Drake, Miley Cyrus, Juicy J & others made videos, is closing

Bishop Ford
Bishop Ford
Bishop Ford
Bishop Ford
Bishop Ford
Bishop Ford
Bishop Ford

Protests are underway after Bishop Ford students found out on Monday that the 50+ year old Catholic high school on 19th Street in Windsor Terrace was being shut down due to low enrollment and no money. If you’d like to help try and save it, there’s a petition.

You may have never heard of Bishop Ford but you may have heard about their breakdancing teacher and might recognize the school via its iconic radio tower south of Park Slope near GreenWood Cemetery and the Prospect Expressway. You might also recognize some of its interior via vidoes by R.E.M. (directed by Michael Moore), Drake (directed by Kanye West), and Mike WiLL (starring Miley Cyrus, Wiz Khalifa and Juicy J). Watch the (not-very-Catholic) videos filmed at Bishop Ford, below


REM – All The Way To Reno (You’re Gonna Be A Star)

Mike WiLL & Miley Cyrus – 23

Behind the Scenes of Mike WiLL’s “23” Video Shoot feat. Miley

Drake | Best I Ever Had from Ramble West on Vimeo.

Speaking of Windsor Terrace schools, PS154 is not in risk of closing, but there’s a benefit happening with good bands at the Bell House.

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