1. Sid Vicious and Nancy Spungen
2. Mark Twain
3. Arthur C Clarke
4. Edie Sedgwick
5. Bob Dylan
6. Jack Kerouac
7. Patti Smith & Robert Mapplethorpe
9. Dee Dee Ramone
11. Leonard Cohen
12. Janis Joplin
As many are aware, Hotel Chelsea closed it's doors to the public for renovations in 2011. Remaining residents report constant frustrations regarding new ownership, fundamental changes structurally and culturally, and a generally ominous feeling that the struggle to preserve artistic communities in Manhattan as well as the surrounding boroughs is becoming catastrophically difficult.
But whatever ultimately happens to the Chelsea Hotel, whatever happens to those of us scraping by to stay in New York, let's just reflect on how ridiculous it must have been to have lived there during between the 60's and 80's.