Brooklyn Heights’ beautiful Bossert Hotel on Montague Street currently serves as boarding for missionaries from all over the nation who are members of Jehovah’s Witnesses—whose giant Watchtower complex is based here in the neighborhood. The historic landmarked hotel was recently sold, as the religious group pawns off all of its local properties, to move upstate.
Now, the Bossert is supposedly going to be returned to its original grandeur as a high-end 300-suite hotel. It was once known as “the Waldorf Astoria of Brooklyn.”
Sunday evening from my own rooftop, I observed a handful of Bossert visitors taking in the glorious sunset along the Hudson/East River skyline, from the hotel’s rooftop observation level. I hope one day, all residents of the neighborhood will be able to share the vista from the hotel’s peak. Altogether now: Amen! (Pics taken with my iPhone; not too shabby, eh?) *