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Chelsea Hotel

Manhattan's Chelsea Is Much Tougher Than It Looks

Peter Mandel | Posted 09.20.2016 | New York
Peter Mandel

During news bulletins on the recent bombing in New York's Chelsea district, did you happen to notice how sanguine residents of the area seemed while b...

Cooking Art History: Biting the Big Apple

Maite Gomez-Rejon | Posted 05.03.2016 | Taste
Maite Gomez-Rejon

As a product of the 70s and 80s, I'm thrilled to have been asked to develop ArtBites classes around both exhibits even though food isn't exactly a topic featured in Mapplethorpe's work. At least not literally.

Robert Mapplethorpe, My Old Boss, Did Take a Dog Picture or Two And Some of Them Now Appear In A New Book

Suzanne Donaldson | Posted 03.26.2017 | Arts
Suzanne Donaldson

Thankfully I am able to expand on the notion of Robert and dogs from a previous Mrs. Sizzle post to announce a new book out entitled, "Robert Mappleth...

Celebrity Designer Jacques Garcia Wows Asia with Singapore's Hotel Vagabond

Andrea R. Vaucher | Posted 02.18.2017 | Travel
Andrea R. Vaucher

Jacques Garcia, the interior architect and designer of fabulous five-star hotels like the Hotel Costes in Paris, La Mamounia in Marrakech, and the Hot...

A Love Letter to New York City Amid Gentrification

David Chiu | Posted 01.28.2017 | Home
David Chiu

In this edited interview, Ed Hamilton talks about the inspiration behind some of the stories in The Chintz Age and his thoughts on the future of New York City and gentrification.

If Walls Could Talk at the Chelsea Hotel

J. Michael Welton | Posted 11.05.2016 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

Those days are pretty much done with now. The hotel changed hands a few years back and has been closed for renovations. It's transitioning away from a residential hotel, toward a more traditional role for overnight guests.

Rene Ricard, 1946 - 2014: Painter, Poet, Star of Chelsea Girls, Art Critic Who Discovered Basquiat and Long-time Chelsea Hotel Resident

Ed Hamilton | Posted 04.07.2014 | Arts
Ed Hamilton

Rene was probably the most famous remaining member of the (now seriously depleted) Chelsea Hotel community. And no account of the history of the Chelsea Hotel, or of its famous creative energy, is complete without him.

A Haunting Last Look Inside A Pop Culture Landmark, Before Renovation

The Huffington Post | Michelle Manetti | Posted 10.08.2013 | HuffPost Home

The iconic Hotel Chelsea in New York City once hosted celebs like Bob Dylan, Jack Kerouac and Andy Warhol. But the glory days of the historic landmark...

50 Places Every Music Lover Needs To Visit

Flavorwire | Tom Hawking | Posted 08.07.2013 | Travel

A couple of weeks back, our esteemed literary editor Jason Diamond put together a pretty epic roundup of 50 places every literary fan should visit. Th...

Indie Star Reveals Startling Bank Account Balance

Posted 07.10.2013 | Celebrity

Gaby Hoffmann starred in some of the most memorable '90s movies: "Sleepless in Seattle," "Field of Dreams" and "Now and Then." But even with these hug...

Interview: Darwin Deez on Songs for Imaginative People

Lydia Hughes | Posted 12.20.2012 | Entertainment
Lydia Hughes

Darwin Deez's sophomore record, Songs For Imaginative People is one that will get Deez's listeners thinking about life beyond the beat; of his music, and beyond what one might accept as the natural rhythm of life.

Making Art at the Chelsea Hotel

Daniel Maidman | Posted 10.02.2012 | Arts
Daniel Maidman

Summer came late to New York this year; it was cool right through May. The last Friday of May was about the first hot, muggy day of the summer, and i...

Chelsea Hotel Tenants Rally Against Hazardous Living Conditions | Posted 05.07.2012 | New York

CHELSEA -- Tenants of the Chelsea Hotel and their supporters railed against the living conditions in their building Sunday, saying the situation conti...

Chelsea Hotel Rooftop Bar?

| Posted 04.05.2012 | New York

by Mathew Katz CHELSEA — The Hotel Chelsea's new owner has denied plans to build a bar atop the landmark West 23rd Street building as part of a p...

Patti Smith Cancels Controversial Hotel Chelsea Concert

| Posted 01.13.2012 | New York

By Mathew Katz CHELSEA -- Songstress Patti Smith has canceled a performance at the Hotel Chelsea that had been set for Thursday evening but sparke...

Patti Smith To Play Concert For New Management Of Chelsea Hotel

Posted 01.12.2012 | New York

Patti Smith selling out? While we'd like to believe it isn't true, some are concerned that Smith may indeed be betraying her Chelsea Hotel roots by pl...

Pro Skateboarder Arrested For Drug Fueled Rampage At NYC Hotel

Posted 01.06.2012 | New York

A professional skateboarder was arrested on Thursday for damaging a hallway on the 11th floor of the Afinia Shelburn Hotel while high on angel dust. ...

Chelsea Hotel Sold; NYC Pols Write Letter To Tenants

Posted 10.09.2011 | New York

The Chelsea Hotel--the legendary Manhattan haunt of Janis Joplin, Bob Dylan and Charles Bukowski, where Dylan Thomas went into a coma and Nancy Spunge...

Orgies No Longer Welcome At Chelsea Hotel | Posted 07.04.2011 | New York

Notorious "orgy" organizer Palagia has been banned from throwing her monthly sex bashes at the Chelsea Hotel. After throwing wild parties at the iconi...

Patti Smith and Robert Mapplethorpe: Brainiac Amours in Just Kids

Holly Cara Price | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Holly Cara Price

Only two pages in and I'm choked with sobs as I read how Patti Smith listened to her soul mate's breathing on the phone as he struggled in the hospita...

Is Andre Balazs Buying The Chelsea Hotel? | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Andre Balazs is eyeing the fabled Chelsea Hotel. Spies at the 250-room property with a history of housing New York's artistic and eccentric set spotte...

Schrager Passes On 'Sexy' Chelsea Hotel

New York Real Estate News | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Ian Schrager "took a pass" on the Hotel Chelsea after touring the for-sale landmark last month, he told Bloomberg News. "It's a sexy asset with an inc...

Michael Imperioli Saw A Ghost At The Chelsea Hotel

Living with Legends: Hotel Chelsea Blog | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

On Sunday's "Celebrity Ghost Sightings" program on the Bio Channel, Michael Imperioli revealed that he had been visited by a ghost named Mary while st...

Mortgage Crisis? There's a Rental Crisis Too as the Poor, Middle Class and Elderly are Being Evicted

Ed Hamilton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ed Hamilton

Recently, a 75-year old man was evicted from his apartment. His crime? Being in the way of the owners' desire to turn the Chelsea into a boutique tourist hotel charging $500 per night.