You don’t see too many hotel signs like this in Manhattan these days.
When I lived at the Hotel 17, I was told by one of the guys who worked there that the owner owned this hotel also. His name was Ben. They were both SROs*. The Hotel 17 is less of an SRO today, although I’ve seen a guy a couple of times that I recognize from when I lived there. I don’t know who else stays there these days. Maybe regular people. Like you.