A quirky, vintage-style hotel that features rooms modeled after old-fashioned train cabins. Its old-timey touches include bellhops, maids in black-and-white uniforms, carved moose heads, and stuffed monkeys wearing fez hats. The American Seaman’s Friend Society Sailors’ Home and Institute, as it was originally known, was designed by William A. Boring (the architect who created Ellis Island’s immigrant station). As the name might suggest, it was originally built for sailors. In 1912, the hotel housed the survivors of the Titanic, and the ship’s surviving crew held a memorial service there four days after the tragedy.
Japanese yakiniku restaurant that pulls their culinary inspiration from all the different parts of the cow, including beef tongue, testicles, and their “Calf’s Brain Cream.”
The “most romantic restaurant” in NYC that consists of the carriage house and accompanying barn that used to belong to Aaron Burr. If this name sounds familiar to you, it’s because he had a famous duel with Alexander Hamilton (of ten dollar bill and musical fame) where he, well, killed him. The duel pretty much ruined him and he lost most of his New York property, including this building. It contains a tunnel that is said to have been used as part of the Underground Railroad, but nobody knows who built it or why it was originally built. At one point it was also used as a house “of ill repute.” As an added bonus, it is said to be haunted, one of the ghosts being Aaron Burr himself.