Chelsea Hotel

The Leonard Lopate Show

The Life and Times of the Chelsea Hotel

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Since its founding by a visionary French architect in 1884, the Chelsea Hotel has been an icon of American culture—and counterculture. In Inside the Dream Palace: The Life and Times of New York’s Legendary Chelsea HotelSherill Tippins tells the entertaining history of the Chelsea and of the  artists who have lived and created there, including Edgar Lee Masters, Thomas Wolfe, Dylan Thomas, Arthur Miller, Allen Ginsberg, Bob Dylan, Janis Joplin, Leonard Cohen, Patti Smith, Robert Mapplethorpe, Andy Warhol, Sam Shepard, Sid Vicious, and Dee Dee Ramone.

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Inside The Chelsea Hotel

Friday, December 13, 2013

Sherill Tippins, author of Inside the Dream Palace: The Life and Times of New York’s Legendary Chelsea Hotel, talks with Soundcheck host John Schaefer about some of the Chelsea 's many stories, and how it was designed from the beginning to foster creativity.



Chelsea Hotel Tenants Head to Housing Court

Monday, May 07, 2012

Crumbling ceilings, moldy walls and asbestos filled air-shafts -- these are the conditions a group of 36 tenants from the Chelsea Hotel say are sending them to housing court on Monday. They want a judge to order their landlord, Joseph Chetrit, to repair what they claim are hazardous conditions made worse by ongoing demolition work initiated as part of a renovation project.

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Patti Smith Cancels Concert After Chelsea Hotel Residents Protest

Friday, January 13, 2012


Patti Smith canceled a private concert for residents of the Chelsea Hotel — her old haunt — after some tenants who face eviction from the storied building protested the show. SEE A SLIDESHOW INSIDE THE FAMED HOTEL.