Enjoy a slice of New York City nautical history at the former American Seamen’s Friend Society Sailors Home and Institute. Resembling its sister building, the Ellis Island immigration station, this warm brick hotel by William A. Boring housed Titanic survivors in its rooms which ironically were designed to resemble cabins aboard a ship.

The West Village outpost, built in 1908, was home to a bowling alley, a concert hall and a chapel, and was restored on its centennial in 2008.