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:


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.


A few assorted images from 2000 on. I am tidying up my archives so every now and then I will grab something I like to show.

Dawn In Central Park
Central Park 2000
Central Park 10/5/2001
Central Park 2001
central POark 11/2/2013
Central Park 2011
Water 11/1/2018
Water 11/1/2018
Greenwich Ave and Bank Street, 11/4/2018
Greenwich Ave and Bank Street, 11/4/2018

Butt’s Up

What’s up? Canada Geese dunking for bits at the bottom in Central Park October 28, 2018. They looked as if they were being pulled under with their feet kicking the air.