That same year, the hotel was said to be the birthplace of the Martini, although other accounts of the origins of that drink differ.
The famous singer Enrico Caruso famously sang to the crowds in Times Square from his window at the hotel on Armistice Day in 1918.
I didn't know any of this when I took this photograph yesterday - I simply liked the juxtaposition of styles and colors. The rich history of NYC never disappoints....
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