Brittany Hall - NYU

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NYU’s Brittany Hall dormitory, originally the Brittany Hotel, was built in 1929, and has had some private residents: actor Al Pacino and journalist Walter Winchell. Its penthouse was used as a speakeasy, and phantom parties are still heard coming from the upper floors. Witnesses described footsteps and music along with a feeling that they were being watched.

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Geographic Information

55 East 10th Street
New York, NY 10003
United States

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40.7321893, -73.99194499999999
New York County, New York
Nearest Towns:
New York City, NY (1.4 mi.)
Hoboken, NJ (2.3 mi.)
Long Island City, NY (2.4 mi.)
Weehawken, NJ (3.0 mi.)
Union City, NJ (3.7 mi.)
Manhattan, NY (3.8 mi.)
West New York, NJ (4.0 mi.)
Guttenberg, NJ (4.2 mi.)
Jersey City, NJ (4.5 mi.)
North Bergen, NJ (5.1 mi.)


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