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Chelsea Hotel to close

Discussion in 'New York/US' started by Idris2002, Aug 1, 2011.

  1. Idris2002

    Idris2002 this prim barbarism

  2. yardbird

    yardbird Understands love.

    No. This is awful. I used to stay there when in NY on (music) business.
    I could have stayed anywhere, because it was on expenses, but it was my choice. The staff were great and I always got a room overlooking West 23rd, so I could watch the world go by.
    The end of an era indeed, very sad :(
     
  3. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    I stayed there several times. It was a bit of a dump mind, with mismatched furniture and the noisiest pipes imaginable, but I'd rather that than a hoity toity hotel.

    I think the rot set in when they opened a poncy wine bar in the basement.
     
  4. yardbird

    yardbird Understands love.

    The best cockroaches in town as well!
     
  5. Idris2002

    Idris2002 this prim barbarism

    Crunchy, with a chewy centre?
     
  6. DotCommunist

    DotCommunist my world is fire and blood

    No more running for the money and the flesh. :(
     
  7. 1927

    1927 Funnier than he thinks he is.

    It was never poncy all th etimes I wnet there, If anything it was something of a dive!
     
  8. yardbird

    yardbird Understands love.

    Good enough for Quentin Crisp good enough for me.
     
  9. danny la rouge

    danny la rouge This is definitely the darkest timeline

    I remember it well.
     
  10. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Quentin Crisp was long dead before the wine bar opened!
     
  11. yardbird

    yardbird Understands love.

    He'd be turning in his grave - wine bar!!
    Dear man.
     
  12. davesgcr

    davesgcr Reading books

    What about Dylan Thomas .....

    (funnily enough , looked it up on the net the other day - and it seemed to have "improved" from the anarchistic mode of the past- not that its a bad thing of course)
     
  13. davesgcr

    davesgcr Reading books

    Just went back and read the article - as ever - its all about real estate and money..... :mad:

    Gritty NYC had its downsides - but does everyhting have to be sanitised FFS ....
     
  14. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

  15. petee

    petee i'm spartacus

  16. phildwyer

    phildwyer Gorau arf arf dysg

    Surprızed ıt lasted so long.
     
  17. phildwyer

    phildwyer Gorau arf arf dysg

    Not really. It was probably the greatest cıty ın human hıstory. I feel blessed that I lıved there ın my early 20s, when ıt was at ıt's late-80s peak of depravıty.
     
  18. Mr Retro

    Mr Retro TwentyFourThousand

    If you are a bit nostalgic for the old place there is a book by Joseph O'Neill called Netherland and a lot of it is set in The Chelsea Hotel. Very enjoyable read.
     
  19. goldenecitrone

    goldenecitrone ubi sunt

    After a few changes it is going to reopen as the Bradley Hotel.
     
  20. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Some great pics here:

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    Book:

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    What Life Was Like in the Chelsea Hotel in the 1990s and 2000s

    Its future remains uncertain:

     
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