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HOTEL CHELSEA Portraits of Chelsea NY


T he hotel has always been a center of artistic and bohemian activity and it hous es artwork created by many of the artists who have visited. T he hotel was the first building to be listed by New Y ork City as a cultural pres ervation site and historic building of note. T he twelve-s tory red-brick building that now hous es the Hotel Chels ea was built in 1 883, and opened in 1884 as one of the city's first priva te apartment cooperatives .[1] At the time Chels ea, and particularly the str eet on which the hotel was located, was the center of New Y ork's Th eater District. However, wit hin a few years the combination of economic worri es and the relocation of the theaters bankrupted the Chelsea cooperative. In 1905, the buil ding was purchased and opened as a hotel. Since 1946, the hotel has been managed by the Bard family, and until recently was run by 72-year-old Sta nley B ard who took over as managing director from his father in 1955. [2]On June 18, 2007, the hotel's board of directors oust ed B ard as the hotel's manager. Marlene K rauss, a doctor who is the chief executive of K BL H ealthcare Ventures, and David Elder, one of the heirs of an original owner who lives in California, replaced St anley B ard with management company BD Hotels NY, L.L. C., who have s ince been terminated. Res idents are fighting to return the Bards, as managers and majority s hareholders, to the Chelsea Hotel and have mounted a campaign of banners, art pranks and other protests toward this end

Owing to its long list of famous guests and res idents, the hotel has an ornate history, both as a birth place of creative modern art and punctuated bytragedy catching the public eye. Sir Arthur C. Clarke wrote 2001: A S pace Odyssey while s taying at the Chels ea, and poets Allen Gins berg, Gregory Cors o and Ric hard and R ebecca Ell er chose it as a place for philos ophical and intellectual exchange. It is also known as the placewhere the writer Dylan T homas was staying when he died of alcohol pois oning on November 4, 1953, and where Nancy Sp ungen, girlfrie nd of Sid Vic ious of the Sex Pistols , was found st abbed to death on October 12, 1978

HOTEL CHELSEA Portraits of Chelsea NY


T he H otel Chelse a is a well-known res idence for artists, musici ans, and writers in the neighborhood of Chels ea in Manhattan, New Yor k City. It is located at 222 West 23rd Street , between Seventh and Ei ghth Avenues . Bu ilt in 1883, the hotel welcomes guests, but is pr imarily known for its long-term resi dents, past and pres ent.

HOTEL CHELSEA Portraits of Chelsea NY


HOTEL CHELSEA Portraits of Chelsea NY


CHELSEA MARKET Portraits of Chelsea NY


ChelseaMarket is an enclosed,urban food court and shopping mall in NewY ork City. I t wasbuil t within the former Nabisco factory complex wherethe Oreo cookie was inventedand produced . T he 22-buil ding complex fill s two entireblocks boundedby 9th and 11th Avenuesand 15th to 16th Street. In add i tion to the retail concoursein the structureeast of 10th Avenue,it also providesstandardoffice space for tenants, including mediaand broadcas ting companies such asOxygen Network, Food Network, ML B.com ntly, Google hasmoved and the local NewY ork City cable station NY1. Also, more rece into some of the second and fourth floors. Retail facili ties wereintroduce d into the buil ding by connecting the original backlots of individua l buil dings to acentral, ground-level concoursewith entries at 9th and 10th Avenues(completedin April 1997). Anchor stores includethe ChelseaMarket Baskets, Manhattan Fruit Exchange, 202 byNicole Farhi, Amy's Bread,and a restaura nt, call ed Buddaka n. T hereis also theFat WitchBakery, Ruth's Bakery, Eleni's Bakery, T he L obster Place , Frank's Meat, and ChelseaT hai. I n January 2006on the 10th Avenueside,Morimoto, ownedby Food Network "Ir on Chef" Masa haruMorimotoand designedbyJapa nesearchitect Tadao Ando opened. Opp osite Morimotoacross 10th Avenue,also in theChelseaMarket complex is Del Posto, an I tali an restaura nt owned by fellow "Ir on Chef", Mari o Batali . T he Food Network films its shows Ir on Chef Americaand Emeril L ive in the ChelseaMarket. Above ChelseaMarket, passing through the buil ding on the 10th Avenueside, a new urban landscape is in the processof development call edthe High L ine. T his abandoned, elevatedrail roadtrack will be convertedto an urban oasis or gree nway with acontinuous route betwee n the Javits Convention Center and thetrendy Mea tpack ing District in the West Vill age. T he developersof ChelseaMarket have encouraged aym s biotic relationship among their tenants with the vendors supplying the restaura teurs with fresh ingredients, such as seafood, vege tables,fruit and meats. T he presenceof television companies in the same buil ding also brings mediaattention to the site and the businesses that arefound there. T he site also all ows businessesto combine their manufacturing and retail assets under one roof.

CHELSEA MARKET Portraits of Chelsea NY


CHELSEA MARKET Portraits of Chelsea NY


CHELSEA PIERS Portraits of Chelsea NY


ChelseaPiers is aseries of historic piers on the West Sideof Manhattan in NewY ork City that wasapasse ngership terminal in the early 1900s that wasusedby the RMS L usitaniaand wasthe destination of the T itanic. T he piers are currently usedby the ChelseaPiers Sports & Entertainment Complex.T he newcomplex includesfil m and television produc tion facili ties,including those for CBS Coll egeSports Network and Food Network, ahealth club, aday spa, the city's larges t training center for gymnastics, two basketball courts, playing fields for indoorlacrosse and soccer,batting cages, arock climbing wall and dancestudios. In add i tion there is an AMF Bowli ng center, agolf club with multi-story driving range, and two full sizedice rinks for skating. I t is locatedin theChelseaneighborhood, on the northern edg e of Gree nwich Vill ageand the Meatpack ing District. T he complex also includesa marinafor mooring private boats. Roland W. Betts is the principal owner. (Tr iviabuffs often mention that Betts wasin Delta Kappa Epsil on at Yale, with GeorgeW. Bush.)

CHELSEA PIERS Portraits of Chelsea NY


CHELSEA PIERS Portraits of Chelsea NY


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