Thirteen months ago, it was reported that the historic Hotel Bossert on Montague Street in Brooklyn Heights would reopen within 12 months. Well, that didn't happen, and now the Brooklyn Eagle reports that the hotel won't open its doors until 2015. Owner David Bistricer is in the midst of restoring the 280-room hotel to its former glory, but at a meeting this week, architect Columb Mahoney of Woods Bagot let it slip that no hotel operator is in place, thus the continued delays.
The building originally opened in 1909 as a hotel and is famous for hosting the Brooklyn Dodgers' party in 1955 after they beat the Yankees in the World Series. In 1983, the Jehovah's Witnesses began leasing the building for apartments, but as part of their mass exodus over the last few years, they sold it to David Bistricer and Joseph Chetrit. The duo originally hired Gene Kaufman for the project, but they (thankfully) replaced him with Woods Bagot last December. Whenever it opens, it will have a rooftop restaurant in addition to brand new rooms.
· No high heels on the rooftop just yet, Bossert delayed further [BK Eagle]
· Hotel Bossert coverage [Curbed]
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