So Long, Hotel Roger Williams — Hello, Roger New York: A New Look (and Name) for a Classic Midtown Hotel
By Terry Trucco
Roger Williams always seemed an oddball name for a New York City hotel, especially one with a breezy, modern air. We’re not in Rhode Island, after all. And just when I finally discover what’s behind the name, they go and change it.
As I learned this week, the Roger Williams was built atop a plot of land leased from the 150-year-old Madison Avenue Baptist church next door. (more…)