Travel: An Ocean Cruise in Manhattan

Attack chairs and hidden bars glitz up an old hotel

Restless souls forever in search of the cutting edge but never quite sure they have found it are directed to Manhattan's new Royalton Hotel, in the theater district. At least for now, the cutting edge is here. Bring Band-Aids.

If you don't believe it, watch the big man in the Boer War trench coat. He feels a little out of place in the snazzy Royalton lobby because everybody else there is 44-going-on-22, wearing University of Sofia sweat shirts and $1,250 gazelle-skin bomber jackets. He thinks he would feel less conspicuous sitting down, but that is not nearly so simple as it...

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