Blue Moon Hotel in Manhattan
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Blue Moon Hotel, New York City

Erected in 1879, the Blue Moon building was boarded up from the 1930s to 2001, making it a time capsule from Depression-era Manhattan. As part of his renovation, Randy Settenbrino salvaged the tenement’s fixtures and artifacts, scattering them and their likenesses throughout his cozy inn. (Leo Sorel / Special to The Times)
The Blue Moon’s repurposed relics hit you as soon as you walk in: Lobby walls are adorned with etched marble mantles, the elevator walls are covered with pieces from a tin ceiling and a cast-iron stove has been reworked into a serving table for breakfast (which is included in the room rates). (Leo Sorel / Special to The Times)
The Molly Picon suite (left, $1,050 for the room, which is named after the “Fiddler on the Roof” star) features vintage artifacts and great views of Wall Street. (Leo Sorel / Special to The Times)
The Eddie Cantor room, named for the comedian and singer, at the Blue Moon Hotel. (Leo Sorel / Special to The Times)
The view of Manhattan from the Marx Brothers room. DVDs of old Marx Brothers movies are available at the front desk. (Leo Sorel / Special to The Times)