I agree with most of the reviews saying nice appreciations about the staff, the reception in the late afternoon, the breakfast an so on.
BUT.It's clear that unlike most of the other guests we had a room just on the 43 rd street side and defining it noisy is being nice. It's like trying to sleep on the street! It's a real shame they don't invest a small sum of money to insulate these rooms, as I guess the others rooms on the same side. I'm sure that with a room on the back my comment woud have been enthousiastic.