May 18, 2010
While exposing at the ICFF in New York I stayed at the Jane Hotel in the Meatpacking District, right next to High Lane and the Standard Hotel. It was great since all the Parties and Opening Ceremonies were mostly held in the Meatpacking District, too. Completed in 1908, the American Seaman's Friend Society Sailors' Home and Institute was designed by William A. Boring, the architect renowned for Ellis Island’s immigrant station.
Originally built as a hotel for sailors with cabin-like rooms, the landmarked hotel was lovingly restored on its centennial in 2008.
In 1912, the survivors of the Titanic stayed at the hotel until the end of the American Inquiry into the ship’s sinking. The surviving crew held a memorial service at the hotel four days after the ship sank. I loved my stay there!