The Gershwin Hotel, 7 East 27th St, Manhattan, New York. [Update 2014 - Was sold to a chain and now just another bland, overpriced hotel. Very sad.] If you're young (or young at heart) and wanted something funky, cheap & shabby chic the Gershwin was ideal. I stayed there several times and it was a real bargain for downtown Manhattan. It had private double bedded rooms with en suite, right thru to multi-bunk dorm/hostel style rooms.