There are 2 ads here; one is for a cigar and the other is for a hotel of some kind. The hotel or rooming house offers the conveniences of steam heat, hot and cold water and housekeeping. Is this hotel the building to which the sign is applied or is it elsewhere? I will venture that advertised digs is now called the New York Inn. As for the cigar, I could not make it out when I was there or even now.
What is also very cool is the mark, almost a tan line, of the structure that was on the south side of the now New York Inn. Sometimes a demolition peels back a layer as I do not recall seeing the sign on the building, or the tan line, prior to the demise of the tenement on the corner and the small building in between. The small building in between having been torn down first has left it's mark, a reminder that it was there. For how long we will be reminded?