Everything You Could Ever Want To Know About The Hotel St. George

Brooklyn real estate blog Brownstoner has been running a book-length series on the history of Brooklyn Heights’ Hotel St. George, which includes a phenomenal collection of vintage images and every detail you could ever imagine about the historic locale. “Montrose Morris” posted Part VI April 26, with more to come.

You’ll need either a strong pot of java or a couple rich brandies to get through the read… truly comprehensive.

(Photo: St. George 1912, Brownstoner)

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  • AEB


    “…In order to accommodate the masses, the Bing’s needed more room….”

    What they also would have liked, undoubtedly, was a copy editor’s eye on this sentence….

  • GHB

    Oy… the grammar police are at it again!

  • EHinBH

    It’s a very well done series.

  • AEB

    Gosh, Promenade Princess, what can i say? Nope, no one has ever told me I’m the things you say I am, except you. And speaking of hostility…well, I AM sorry my posts rub you the wrong way.

    I mean, I consider my posts to be amusingly facetious.When the are. But certainly not the attacks on Motherhood and All Things Right and Positive that you seem think them to be.

    But, you know, I have as much right to post on this blog as you do. So I’m just going to continue to. Cause that’s the kind of guy I’m.

    I mean, talk about the posting police!

    PS, you don’t know me, as I don’t know you.So your comments are baseless, as well as gratuitously vicious.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UlsiLOnWCoI Arch Stanton

    Promenade Princess, Well done, thanks for saving me the trouble ;)

  • AEB

    Gosh, Arch, I’m speechless! Well, temporarily. You, the Angriest Guy in Town! The Nay-Sayer in Excelsis! As I say, I’m speechless….

  • David on Middagh

    Okay, grammar time:

    “What they also would have liked, undoubtedly, was a copy editor’s eye…”


    “What they also would have liked, undoubtedly, is a copy editor’s eye…”

    (The second, no? I.e., a copy editor’s eye is what they would have liked.)

  • AEB

    I think you’re right, David. Was confusing them then with the piece now. Thanks.

  • lori

    Got thru all six parts without java or brandy. Altho I was aware of the history of the St. George from the 40s on, I was not aware of its history going back to the 1800s. Very thoro report.

  • Neil

    All grammar police:

    Youse all left out the erroneously possessive BING’S.

  • Nabeguy

    Promenade Princess, give your tiara a rest. You rail against aggression, and yet write the most vituperative post against a fellow poster that I’ve ever read. And I wrote the book on the subject, so don’t even try to go there with me.

    Arch/Eddy, refill that Haldol prescription…it’s time.

  • AEB

    That’s what I was referring to, Neil, way, way above. And, Nabe, I hope you have a jolly, jolly day!

  • Jorale-man

    Is it me, or are there a lot more angry people taking over the comments threads here lately? Maybe it serves as a “release valve” for those who would otherwise go out and do more antisocial things, but it’s still a bit disconcerting…

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UlsiLOnWCoI Arch Stanton

    AEB, no way buddy, you’re the king.

  • ColumbiaHeightster

    @Jorale-man, it’s not just you. It’s sad. I come here for information (although Open Forum Wednesday sometimes gets the better of me, admittedly).

    Good example of what this blog has been reduced to: on the recent post re: Iris Cafe serving dinner, the very first comment says, “I hope they don’t, BLAH BLAH BLAH…” The complainers cannot wait to complain, no matter the topic. Sad social commentary. Something as nice as a great local eatery expanding their service is immediately met with anticipatory complaints of what someone hopes doesn’t happen.