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Nobody Asked Me, But… No. 207: Hotel History in Brooklyn, N.Y.: Hotel Bossert (1909) and St. George Hotel (1885)
Stanley Turkel | January 9, 2019
by Stanley Turkel, CMHS Hotel History in Brooklyn, N.Y.: Hotel Bossert and St. George Hotel The Hotel Bossert was built in 1909 by Louis Bossert, a Brooklyn lumber magnate, as a residential hotel in Brooklyn Heights. The historic 14-story, 224-room hotel, once referred to as the "Waldorf-Astoria of Brooklyn," was owned by the Jehovah's Witnesses since 1984. The Brooklyn Dodgers celebrated their first and last World Series championship when they beat the New York Yankees in 1955. In the lobby of the Hotel Bossert, delirious Dodger fans celebrated by singing "For He's A Jolly Good Fellow" for Walter Alston, the Dodger's manager. Jackie Ro...
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