Contact Us
Make My Homepage

Waldorf Astoria Collects Stolen Hotel Property

Three small, silver spoons elegantly engraved with the words “Waldorf Astoria” have come full circle: Stolen eight decades ago by an employee of the famed hotel, they passed through two Brooklyn homes and another three in New Jersey.

A circa 1948 silver creamer returned to the hotel
A circa 1948 silver creamer returned to the hotel as part of the amnesty program. (Facebook)

Earlier this month, Brigid Brown packed them up and took them back through the grand, chandeliered foyer of the hotel. She was returning them as part of a new Waldorf “amnesty program” that seeks pilfered hotel property, no questions asked.

The spoons have joined dozens of other items that are back in their rightful place, including teapots, creamers and a sugar bowl.

The Waldorf doesn’t call them stolen items. Each was “secretly checked out,” the hotel says on its Facebook page. And “we’re giving you the chance to give it back.”
(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://nj1015.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on New Jersey 101.5 quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Register on New Jersey 101.5 quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!