It’s an ad for the Hotel Cornish Arms, on 23rd Street between Eighth and Ninth Avenues.
I can’t find much on the hotel, but a reader comment from an earlier post explained that the hotel really did welcome new Cornish arrivals.
It certainly didn’t have the architectural charm and boho appeal of another hotel down 23rd Street, the Chelsea.
Here’s an older view of the Cornish Arms, from 1933, with the gorgeous but long-gone Grand Opera House on the corner. Today the building still stands; it’s now the Broadmoor Apartments.
Tags: 23rd Street in the early 1900s, Broadmoor Apartments, cheap hotels in New York City, Chelsea Hotel history, Hotel Cornish Arms, hotels in Chelsea NYC, New York City in the 1940s, Vintage NYC postcards