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Pratt Institute Preview

Monday, June 4th, 2012
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Treasures of New York celebrates 125 years of Pratt Institute, located in the heart of Brooklyn and recognized worldwide as an influential institution of art and design.

Hosted by former Pratt student and celebrated writer Pete Hamill, Treasures of New York: Pratt Institute premieres Wednesday, June 13, 2012 at 7 p.m. on WLIW21 and Thursday, June 14, 2012 at 8:30 p.m. on THIRTEEN.


  • Joann Hersey

    This is so exciting – I look forward to seeing the Pratt program. It will bring back the most beautiful memories – my grandson graduated from Pratt a few years ago. I still remember the day we took him there, saw the beautiful campus and his room, then left him there. While it was a major challenge in the beginning, he soon adapted and enjoyed the four years. He made outstanding grades, had several wonderful internships, several jobs, made the most of every minute. During the four years that followed,I was fortunate to have the opportunity to visit Rob at Pratt several times, to attend the big end of year show and the beautiful graduation at Radio City Music Hall. He now has a wonderful job at the WonderFactory in NYC. I LOVE Pratt!! It was a beautiful “ride” for the whole family and I am so happy and proud that he attended Pratt. It lives on forever in students’ lives!! Joann Hersey

  • Philip Tusa, Architect

    Viewed the program last night and thought it was terrific. I’m a three-time graduate of Pratt ( BFA in Interior Design, B of Arch & M of Arch; http://www.philiptusa.com) and there isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t reflect on all the knowledge and inspiration that Pratt has imparted to me. Congrats to the entire Pratt community on this 125th anniversary year of excellence in education.

  • Noel MacNeal

    On your Facebook page, that’s Kermit Love who built Big Bird (and Snuffy) and was my puppetry teacher at Pratt. AND I became his assistant on Sesame Street and took care of Bird (and Oscar and their performer Caroll Spinney) before becoming a performer there.

  • Monica Iancu

    This was really helpful to see and very interesting! I’m so proud to be going to a school that has so many connections to it’s community, social development and the working class of Brooklyn & NYC. It reminds me of how Mass Art was and is the same in Boston. I only wished that the documentary also included the history of the Art & Design Education Dept emerging it’s teachers in training to work with the Brooklyn community .

  • Sigrid

    I grew up on Clinton Ave. and Willoughby Ave. in 1951-1972. I watched the Pratt Institute program with pride. My childhood was spent growing up on two college campuses. I knrew it was spring when the architecture students came on the block to sketch the 4 Pratt mansions. My brother was an electrical engineering student at Pratt. I graduated and taught at St. Joseph’s College. We each could see our campuses from our own bedrooms windows. Bravo to Pratt and St. Joseph’s College for sticking it out in such a beautiful and richly cultured neighborhood. I am happy for being a THIRTEEN member sponsoring such a fine program!

  • Jennifer

    If we missed both airings, is there a link to watch it online?