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The bell tolls for the Chelsea HotelThe book is now closed on the Hotel Chelsea at 222 W23rd.

Where Dylan Thomas last passed out, Janis Joplin infamously gave Leonard Cohen head, Arthur C. Clarke wrote 2001: A Space Odyssey and Sid did Nancy in more ways than one. The Hotel Chelsea – recently sold for $80 million – stopped accepting reservations in August, 2011. Writers, artists, actors, directors and iconoclasts inspired since 1884 by it’s seamy underbelly will now look elsewhere for their fix.

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