What do these people have in common? John Lennon, Arthur Miller, Lance Loud, Thomas Wolfe, Dylan Thomas, Bob Dylan, Janis Joplin, Sid Vicious, Suzanne Bartsch, Jackson Pollock, Jane Fonda, Leonard Cohen, and Mark Twain. They all lived at New York’s legendary and legendarily shabby Chelsea Hotel on West 23rd Street, which, when it was built in 1885, was the tallest building in the world (did not know that). It’s 10 stories high, but its 400 rooms have a million stories. Each. The hotel’s investors want to sell it, but principle owner Stanley Bard, 71, who was born and raised there, is resisting the sale. “Someday when I’m gone, they can sell it,” he told Page Six.
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