Monday, November 17, 2008

Shit that you can't make up: Mental hospital edition


Norman Mailer, Allen Ginsberg, Charlie Parker, Sid Vicious and Edie Sedgwick have been among the many who have had a mental vacation at Bellevue. It's more than a nuthouse, of course: It's the oldest public hospital in the United States. Oh, well, now the original Bellevue building at First Avenue and 30th Street might become a fucking hotel. (New York magazine)

3 comments:

hntrnyc said...

hey grieve, nice Lost Weekend still.
do you have a copy of it?

Anastasia said...

A nuthouse/hotel for Edie Sedgwick, Sid Vicious, etc? Isn't this already called the Hotel Chelsea?

Alex in NYC said...

I'm starting to sound like a broken record but:

http://vassifer.blogs.com/alexinnyc/2008/04/surreal-estate.html