Clark Street residents have recently endured “turnover season” at the St. George student residences, as summer residents (the rooms are typically almost full during the summer with students on internships or taking summer classes) give way to those moving in for the fall, meaning lots of traffic loading and unloading on the block between Henry and Hicks.
Brooklyn Daily Eagle: The Hotel St. George, once the largest hotel in New York City, may not take overnight guests anymore, but it still serves a transient population in its latest incarnation as student housing. And while the thought of rowdy dorm parties might have once raised the antennae in the surrounding community, the student tenants of Educational Housing Services (EHS), who just arrived for another semester, have proven to be, for the most part, good neighbors.
“[F]or the most part” is a meaningful qualifier. As the Eagle article notes, “[a]n intoxicated student performed gravity tests from the roof with a cinder block (and was arrested and evicted).” According to the Eagle, this was the only “major blemish”; readers of this blog will, however, remember Rex and Guder.
The Eagle piece also notes the continuing efforts of EHS to renovate unused portions of the vast St. George complex. “Under consideration for event spaces”, the article observes, “is Club Wildfyre, the name of the Heights’ once-infamous gentlemen’s club, and the Luca Brasi Room, a nod to a famous scene from The Godfather, shot in one of the hotel’s bars.”