This incredible underground palace served as the setting for the Russian consulate in "From Russia With Love." Legends about the upside down position of the heads are numerous, although the prevailing "belief" is that Medusa's head is upside down to negate the powers of gorgons.
I wouldn't stay here, necessarily, bu the upstairs bar/lounge has one of the best views in NY. Its on my have to do list when in NY. If the weather is great, the views over the Hudson to the Statue of Liberty are epic. Great place to start a night out in the meatpacking district.
Tip: Bezoek dit best 's avonds, dan hebt ge die sjieke view zoals op de foto staat. En dan bezoekt ge overdag Emire State Building. Dan hebt ge zowel overdag als 's nachts een view gehad. Of dan ook nog Chrysler building nodig is, dat weet ik niet.
The good: it's free. The bad: parking's $15. Park on Veteran Ave (east side of the street) between Sunset Blvd and Gayley Ave and take the Metro Rapid 761 (Pacoima) North on Sunset by Bellagio Way. Bus fare is $1.50 and takes only 7 minutes, dropping you off at the Sepulveda entrance.