The Jane Hotel

Completed in 1908, the American Seaman’s Friend Society Sailors’ Home and Institute was designed by William A. Boring, the architect of the Ellis Island’s immigrant station. Originally built as a hotel for sailors with cabin-like rooms, the landmarked hotel was 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.

In 1944, the YMCA took over the hotel from the Seaman’s Relief Center. And during the ’80s and ’90s the hotel hosted Hedwig and the Angry Inch and the Million Dollar Club, amongst many other rock-n-roll events. (Sourec: https://www.thejanenyc.com/history/).

 

Delos at Meatpacking

In October I attended a Meatpacking District networking event held at Delos – Innovate Well on behalf of my husband’s tour business, Marc’s Village Walk. 

I am extremely interested in urban greenspaces and improving urban natural environments. The Delos office has green walls and many other features. I asked the guide if they had thought of improving environment in the NYC subway system. They laughed.

“Delos is a wellness real estate and technology company that is transforming the lives of people around the world by creating residential and commercial spaces designed to improve health, well-being, and performance.”

The views and the interior of the Delos office at 860 Washington Street, which is by the High Line, is stunning.

Pelham Bay

I have a romantic view of Pelham Bay Park. I love its wild granite geology and tree studded islands. Here are some images from my archives.

There is a book, The Last Algonquin, about the last native American to live there. I created this image based on the book: Gull-in-algonquin-mist-pelham-bay-1282013 

Turkey at Pelham Bay 5/6/2007

Happy Thanksgiving

Seaport 2000

This is my first test of the new WP editor. These are old images from my archives in January of 2000 at the South Seaport in New York City.

Sea gulls and waves