In what probably felt like a throwback to the bad old days of the Hotel St. George, Pineapple Street residents were “treated” to loud late night fisticuffs reportedly between dorm students early Saturday morning. One resident sent this dispatch:
There was a fight Friday night under the sidewalk shed on Pineapple Street just east of Hicks Street between students from the Pace University dorm on Henry in the old St George about 2am. This started with 2 people, grew to three, then more joined in. Actual argument changed into a fight with people running out into the street, girls and boys joined in together, about 7-8 participants. I called 911 several times, but it was about 20 minutes until a police car showed up.
I left my name and phone number with 911. Action stopped when I opened my window and screamed out “We called 911!” Participants mostly headed off toward Henry Street.
Back in the day, regular brawls and altercations were part of everyday life in and around the St. George. Now that rowdy students seem to be moving in regularly (Guder and Rex were dormers), is it time for the “dorm experiment” to end?