Iconic Brooklyn Heights hotel to reopen

An iconic but now-shuttered Brooklyn Heights hotel will reopen this fall, officials say.



Hotel Bossert on Montague Street -- formerly referred to as the Waldorf Astoria of Brooklyn -- is set to reopen in October.



It was built in 1909 and has been a landmark in the neighborhood for more than a century.



It served as an apartment-style hotel until the Jehovah's Witnesses bought it in 1983.



The religious group then sold the Italian renaissance-style building to Clipper Equity and the Chetrit Group for $81 million in 2012.



The building is currently undergoing renovations and will reopen as a boutique hotel with about 300 rooms.



Additional plans include a two-level rooftop restaurant with a view of Manhattan.



Hotel Bossert was also the site of the 1955 Brooklyn Dodgers' World Series victory celebration. That year, they defeated another local team -- the New York Yankees.


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