Friday, May 31, 2013

The Greystone Hotel – New York City

Greystone Hotel in New York - Vintage Postcard

Greystone Hotel in New York - Vintage Postcard

This is the Greystone Hotel located at 212 West 91st Street in New York City.

My grandparents, Debs and Willis Webster and their family, stayed at this hotel after they arrived in the United States.  The family had emigrated from Brazil, and had been sailing for a couple of weeks on the ocean liner The S.S. Brazil  on their way to a new life in the U.S.A.

My mom remembers that their room was on an upper floor and there was no air conditioning.  They arrived on July 21, 1952 and my mom remembers that it was so hot.

Originally built as a stately hotel in 1923, the Greystone Hotel is now an apartment building.  Here's their website - Greystone.

Greystone Hotel - Google Maps

This is a current view of the Greystone using the newest version of Google Maps.

Thanks for stopping by!

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4 comments:

  1. Hi Jana,

    This is such a cool idea for a blog! I LOVE the older postcards like these so I'll be following your blog for sure. Awesome!

    Eowyn

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    1. Hi Eowyn,

      Thank you so much! I'm honored to have you follow along.

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  2. No air conditioning?? Ugh!

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    1. Hi Wendy,

      I know right? That doesn't sound very fun. I'll bet the Greystone has air conditioning now that it's been converted into an apartment building.

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