6. The Beverly Hotel (Benjamin Hotel), 125 E. 50th St.

Before it became the Benjamin Hotel–named after Benjamin Denihan, Sr., the founder of the company that would later acquire the building–the Bevelry at 125 East 50th Street offered rooms to customers at moderate rates. Its unique facade, which incorporates Romanesque-style motifs and grayish-brown brick, has made the building a popular subject for historians and artists like Georgia O’Keeffe and Charles Sheeler.