To some, the Jane is impossibly chic; to others, the rooms are reminiscent of Sing Sing. The historic building housed survivors of the Titanic in 1912, and many feel the standard rooms resemble ships' cabins or railway cars. Standard rooms are 50 square feet, with single beds and a shared unisex bathroom down the hall—impossibly cramped for more than one person. Captain's Cabins are five times larger, with private baths and Hudson views. Off the small lobby, reminiscent
of a Correspondent's Club in a former British colony, are the bar and ballroom, which have drawn controversy in the neighborhood because of their weekend popularity.