Hotel Chelsea. Also called the Chelsea Hotel or simply the Chelsea. The Chelsea, a 250 unit hotel, was built in 1883 and is a landmark building known primarily for the notability of it’s residents over the years.
Some of it’s more famous residents include:
Bob Dylan, Janis Joplin, Leonard Cohen, Patti Smith, Iggy Pop, Viva, Gaby Hoffman, Mark Twain, Arthur Miller, Tennessee Williams, Alan Ginsberg, Stanley Kubrick, Ethan Hawk, Uma Thurman, Jane Fonda, Russell Brand, The Greatful Dead, Chick Corea, Jeff Beck, Dee Dee Ramone, Johnny Thunders, Mink DeVille, Edith Piaf, Joni Mitchell, Alice Cooper, Pink Floyd, Jimi Hendrex, Canned Heat, Sid Vicious, Leonard Cohen, Madonna, Robert Mapplethorpe and many, many more.
There are lots of movies and books about this iconic hotel. I suggest you check them out. The struggle between management, long-term residents who won’t leave, renovations and that artwork currently inside the building alone makes for great reading!