The Brooklyn Paper’s intrepid reporter Matthew “the next Mike McLaughlin or Kuntzman” Perlman got a peek inside the Bossert Hotel renovation this week. The legendary building has been under the care of the Watchtower since the 1980s. In 2012, the group sold it to developers David Bistricer and Joseph Chetrit who are currently renovating the “Waldorf-Astoria of Brooklyn”.
Brooklyn Paper: An historic Brooklyn Heights hotel is on its way to becoming Brooklyn’s Waldorf-Astoria all over again and, at a Purim party in the building this past weekend, our photographer could not help but get shots of the impressive restoration in progress.
The storied Bossert Hotel, which sits on the corner of Montague and Hicks streets and famously hosted the victory party for the World-Series-winning Brooklyn Dodgers in 1955, has sat fallow for decades, but is on its way to becoming a world-class tourist destination once more. Photo by Stefano Giovannini, Brooklyn Paper