The Chelsea Hotel Is for Sale

10.20.10 Marina Galperina

It’s where Sid stabbed Nancy, Janis blew Leonard, Andy pimped superstars, Ginsberg scribbled, Rufus lamented and sexy things happened. It’s had its troubles before, but now NYC’s Chelsea Hotel is really up for sale with no asking price for private investors. What will happen to the iconic, hundred-year-old hotel, home to transient hordes of people of culture? Many worry, but analysts scheme: “Whoever is going to buy it will likely keep the uniqueness of this hotel.” Sure, sure.