If you’re visiting Manhattan for the first time, pick up a copy of Humans of New York by Brandon Stanton, or check out his photoblog website: http://www.humansofnewyork.com. Some years ago, Stanton had the idea to photograph some 10,000 people walking around the New York island. His photography, after a bit of experience interacting with his subjects, turned into photography as well as quotes. Stanton found that his subjects always had something to talk about or a story to tell. And good stories… Groundbreaking stories. Shocking stories. Sad stories. Love stories.

It makes sense… doesn’t everyone have a story to tell? In browsing through Stanton’s book or blog, you might find that you can connect with subjects Stanton has captured. Every tidbit is meaningful, every living person is interesting. It’s a great frame on the world, knowing that every person flying by on the sidewalk has his own developing story with its own characters and plot lines. And somehow, they all connect and intertwine.

Anyways, big ideas aside, Stanton gives us a new way to look at people; and cruising through Manhattan is a great way to find interesting folks. Booking a stay at Hotel Five44 might just change the way you see the human race, especially if you’re new to Manhattan and New York City. So grab the book, bookmark the blog, book a flight, bus ride, or taxi, and book a stay with us here at Hotel Five44. Call on us today, and we’ll set aside a room for you!