Despite the new Chelsea Hotel owners’ promises of “keeping the uniqueness of this hotel” and not evicting any of its 100 permanent tenants, the new Chelsea Hotel owners have gutted its historic wings, mysteriously misplaced its art collection and have now started evicting its permanent tenants. Duhpressing. Eviction motions against the first ten victims of this latest wave of cultural pogroms have been filed by the new owner’s ironically named Chelsea Dynasty LLC.
Some of the tenants are being evicted because they’re
not paying rent legally withholding rent payments because the ongoing “renovations” of the hotel have made their apartments uninhabitable. One of them is a troublemaker filed a lawsuit with 34 tenants against the landlord for failing to repair dangerous conditions in the hotel apartments and common area. In other words, NYC real estate as usual.