Christopher Reynolds / Los Angeles Times
The Jane in New York is a quirky old brick building at 113 Jane St. at the western edge of Greenwich Village. In 1912, this was sailors' lodging with 150 cabin-sized rooms (7 feet by 7 feet, toilets and showers down the hall) and it's where many Titanic crew members wound up after the survivors were delivered to New York. All these years later, the tiny rooms remain, but the occupants -- who often pay just $99 -- are a trendy, youngish crowd that knows its way around the big, eccentric bar (pictured) downstairs. My story here.