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 Hotel, Sherill 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.
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.
Monday, May 07, 2012
By Brigid Bergin : Reporter
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.
Friday, January 13, 2012
By Kathleen Horan : Reporter, WNYC News
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.