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February 16, 2017

The Lost Hotel Astor

Throwing it back to the old Hotel Astor in Times Square, which opened in 1904 and was torn down in 1967. In 1911 a Valentine’s Day benefit for the blind was held in the grand ballroom. President Taft attended and Helen Keller wrote the following appeal to the patrons: “In truth love is not blind. Tis unbelieving sight that calls love blind. Believe, be glad and buy, and be happy in the happiness you kindle.”