The Hotel Chelsea.Three signs hang outside neighborhood landmark Hotel Chelsea. The first, a small laminated sheet of paper, announces the temporary closure of the hotel. After Hotel Chelsea was sold to developer Joseph Chetrit, things changed. On August 2nd, the hotel closed to vistors and g ... More >>
Esther ZuckermanA small white piece of paper was affixed to the left front door of the Hotel Chelsea today: "The Hotel Chelsea is temporarily closed. We apologize for any inconvenience," it read. There was a space. "Thank you."
As the hotel ceased operation and the last holdout guest packed ... More >>
Hot on the heels of the Hoboken Picasso thief, ArtInfo reports that the Chelsea Hotel has been undergoing a Thomas Crown affair of its own. The hotel, designated a landmark in 1966, put up for sale in 2010, has walls "caked with art" by former and current hotel residents, like Henri Cartier-B ... More >>