Photo by David Joseph

This isn’t a transformation you see every day. When the St. George Tower — once a wing of one of the largest and most luxurious hotels in the entire city — was converted into co-ops in 1984, the old hotel’s service entrance became the new co-op’s lobby. For decades, the space remained sponge-painted beige and depressingly drab.

But just last year, a renovation designed by Katz Architecture transformed the worn and ill-lit entrance into a clean, lavish space with details harkening back to the building’s Art Deco past.


The Carroll Gardens sandwich shop Brooklyn Bread opened a second outpost this week in the Clark Street subway station. The cafe bakes their bread and bagels fresh every morning on Court Street in Carroll Gardens and then shuttles them to the tiny Brooklyn Heights shop. They serve a variety of breakfast frittatas, bagels, salads, hot sandwiches and pizza, as well as coffee and tea. The full menu is here. GMAP