Look Up: Martinis and Old School Stars at the Knickerbocker

Above, on the mansard, the dormered windows stagger as the roof recedes from the corners. At the crown, a row of lion heads mark the end of the roof. The base of the building is otherwise nondescript, having suffered the most from the numerous conversions. The entrance has been relocated to the southern end, off Broadway. Hopefully, the upcoming restorations will bring the grandeur back to this once-great hotel, and Times Square will again have a respectful, non-neon beacon.

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