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Thursday, 21 October 2010

Save The Hotel Chelsea From Donald Trump

First it was CBGB'S now the Hotel Chelsea, an underground landmark in Manhattan where Dylan Thomas, William S. Burroughs, Bob Dylan, Andy Warhol ,Eugene O’Neill and Sid Vicious once lived has been put on the market for an undisclosed sum. It has been owned and operated by the same family for 65 years. “It is time to let a new owner, with perhaps some new innovative ideas and resources, to re-energize and revitalize the Chelsea,” Paul Brounstein, a shareholder and board member, said in a statement today. The property is 12-stories high and has 125 hotel rooms. Of note is a two- bedroom, two-bathroom suite where movie star Marilyn Monroe lived with playwright Arthur Miller. There are also 101 residential units in all. Many of the past Chelsea lodgers lived in the building for decades and some have paid their rent with original artwork. Read full story....

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