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Chelsea Hotel up for sale; who wants to go in on it?


The archetype of New York creativity and cool is up for sale, price tag unknown. The Chelsea Hotel was the building where Janis Joplin made an exception for Leonard Cohen, where Sid Vicious lost (by killing) his girl Nancy, where Bob Dylan waited for his sad-eyed lady of the lowlands.

O. Henry, Thomas Wolfe, Arthur Miller, Andy Warhol, Jimi Hendrix and Jim Morrison all stayed at the 12-floor, 250-room hotel built in 1883. The rooms are now divided between hotel rooms and residential flats, and despite a recent renovation, it still retains vestiges of its former vagabond, artistic self.

I say we all chip in for it. Who's with me?

By Melissa Bell  | October 19, 2010; 1:40 PM ET
Categories:  The Daily Catch  
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