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06.11.12 Marina Galperina

The Clarion Hotel in Stockholm has just launched a new initiative allowing artists to pay for their room in artworks instead of money, inspired by the Chelsea Hotel’s storied and plundered art collection. “And now that their hotel has closed down, the manager was so inspired that our hotel will continue the tradition,” the marketing […]

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01.13.12 Marina Galperina

New York superstar of yesterdecade Patti Smith was going to play a free show at the Chelsea Hotel for tenants tonight, but nuh-uh, they got none. The Chelsea Hotel Tenants Association were upset that the hotel’s legendary former resident might be in cahoots with Chetrit Group — Chelsea Hotel’s new overlords behind the gutting historical […]

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01.10.12 Marina Galperina

We’ve watched in horror as the new management of the Chelsea Hotel began to renovate it demolish its very “uniqueness” — gutting historical rooms, “losing” art and, worse yet, evicting its long-time tenants.  Now, Patti Smith is going to give a private concert to its tenants, sponsored by the developer Joseph Chetrit, responsible for said […]

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10.07.11 Marina Galperina

Only the red brick facade of the Cheslea Hotel is protected by an official landmark status. Inside? Chaos reigns. In the past few days, the new owners of the mythical Chelsea Hotel have gutted the East Wing where William S. Burroughs once lived, leaving it in piles of debris and shattered corpses of former walls. […]

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07.26.11 Marina Galperina

If you were worried about NYC’s storied Chelsea Hotel losing its charm under its new owner, brace yourself: Pieces from the hotel’s art collection — contributed by its many culturally relevant guests — have gone missing. […]

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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 […]

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