Inside the colorful former residence of Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, Janis Joplin, and many more famous personalities.
vanityfair.com: Photos: Inside the Fabled Walls of the Chelsea Hotel
“The Chelsea Hotel may be the only Manhattan lodging space famous for its grit rather than its glamour. Even as only a few of the establishment’s neon letters are lit at night, it remains a solid New York City tourist attraction, drawing all those curious about the infamous Nancy Spungen murder or their favorite Leonard Cohen lyric. Today, few tenants from that raucous era remain, and the hotel is now being renovated into an artist-friendly luxury hotel. As an accompaniment to Nathaniel Rich’s oral history of the Chelsea, we bid farewell to the former Chelsea with a photographic tour inside its storied hallways.” — Alex Beggs Vanity Fair | photos by Robert Polidori