The Jane Hotel's fireplace is topped with a stuffed ram, evoking an eccentric mansion with mismatched chairs and oriental rugs. The building, which opened to the public in 1907 as the American Seaman’s Friend Society Sailors Home, is a 14-story landmark that became a residential hotel when hoteliers Eric Goode and Sean MacPherson took it over. Survivors of the Titanic even stayed here, which makes it even more of a must-see if you're in the area. You can grab a drink in its Old Rose Restaurant, too.
When it's the dead of winter and there are more icicles than rays of sun, fireplaces can be a lifeline. Because most New Yorkers don't have the luxury of a roaring fire in their living rooms, we are forced to find warmth out in the windy wilds of New York City. Luckily, there are dozens of bars and restaurants with fireplaces, but sometimes you just need some place to stop in to warm up without getting served at a table. Most of our favorite fireplaces can be found in bars, but also in the lobbies of hotels, meaning they don't require reservations or cover charges to sit next to.
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