Monday, July 21, 2008

“The hotel guests also used to be culturally hip people. Now we get Mom and Dad from Cedar Rapids. It’s like living at Motel 6.”

Page Six Magazine on the Hotel Chelsea:

“It’s chaos here,” says one resident....many tenants haven’t paid rent (because there’s no one around to pay it to), and there’s been no super on duty for repairs. Tenants also say they are worried that, at some point, their rents will double. While the building is rent stabilized, the apartments aren’t registered with the city, and a lot of the leases aren’t on the books.

For further reading:

[Photo: Katie Orlinsky, Page Six Magazine, New York Post]


Anonymous said...

Been enjoying your posts. Lived EV mid-80's. Friend lived Hotel Chelsea and would visit there often. What history.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the comment, anonymous. I'm hopeful that everything will work out at the Hotel. You're right: The history is something so special there....