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hotel chelsea
222 west 23rd street
new york, new york 10011

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Few standing structures have had the varied cultural impact that the Chelsea has on popular culture. Built from 1883-1885, the twelve-story red-brick building was one of the city's first private apartment cooperatives.

While staying at the Chelsea, Arthur C. Clarke wrote 2001: A Space Odyssey.

Dylan Thomas was staying at the Chelsea when he died of pneumonia on November 9, 1953.

On October 12, 1978, Nancy Spungen (girlfriend of Sid Vicious) was found stabbed to death here.

Today, the Chelsea no longer accepts new residents and is privately owned, but many previous long-term residents are protected by state rent regulations.

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Leonard Cohen wrote "Chelsea Hotel #2" about a romantic encounter with Janis Joplin at the Chelsea. It was released on the 1974 album, New Skin for the Old Ceremony.

New Skin for the Old Ceremony
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