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Renaissance Street Singers Perform on Henry

This afternoon, The Renaissance Street Singers were performing on the sidewalk by the St. George Hotel on Henry Street.

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Students Go Wild on Pineapple Street

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 […]

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Cursed Corners?

Brooklyn Daily Eagle: “Is it poor management, bad timing, or just a terrible location?” When a commercial corner location in toney Brooklyn Heights remains perpetually empty, or even when occupied it is home to short-lived enterprises, one might ask that question.One of these unfortunate corners (photo above) is at Clark and Hicks, in the St. […]

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Mural at St. George Pool Slated for Destruction

Beautiful though the mosaic mural above the St. George Hotel Pool (see detail above) may be, it is to be destroyed next week. The reason given is that it has a crack; as reader Benita Berman, who alerted us to this, points out, “so does the Sistine Chapel.”

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Heights History: St. George Resident Looks to its Past

The New York Times profiles St. George Hotel Tower resident Craig Meachen and his search for memorabilia of the landmark building: New York Times: Resurrecting…: “The ballroom was where the annual Brooklyn Heights debutante balls were held,” a member writes. Another recalls “clamoring outside with a huge throng of people to get a glimpse of […]

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Heights History: Wild in the Streets

Inspired by the prospect of a return to 1970s economics last week,  we wrote about the Bad Old Days at 55 Pierrepont Street.  This week we get in the BHB Time Machine and look back to February 1, 1971 when “outsiders” were causing the crime rate in Brooklyn Heights to skyrocket.

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