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THE JANE HOTEL – the Titanic in New York

The staff probably hate wearing those old-style bellhop uniforms, but it does add to the theatrical atmosphere.

In the space of a few years, the Meatpacking District has been transformed from the part of town where dead cows were chopped up into a trendy cafe and fashion district. ‘A Hollywood version of New York,’ scoffed my Brooklyn-born local expert, ‘where everyone is thin, beautiful and has a dog-walker.’

And by golly he was right about the Meatpacking dog walkers.


What hasn’t changed so much is the Jane Hotel.

Survivors of the Titanic were put up here while they waited for the inquiry into the disaster, and Mevrouw T and I spent a night as their guests too. That may not be quite as historic, but we won’t forget it in a hurry. Continue reading

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