Arthur Miller, Marilyn Monroe, Bob Dylan, Patti Smith, Mark Twain, Jean-Paul Sartre, Frida Kahlo and Tennessee Williams.

These are a few of my favorite names…

The New York Times talks about the Chelsea Hotel.  The history.  Murder, drugs, Louis Vuitton trunks, tourists, raising rents…

“Times changed, the area around the Chelsea grew up, but the hotel is not keeping pace,” Mr. Brounstein said. Expenses are rising, he added, but rent-stabilized units are diminishing the income stream. Residents also said the place seemed to have trouble filling its 226 rooms, though Mr. Tamasar said that occupancy had hovered at 84 percent.

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