Sweet street salvation: Hotel Chelsea doors to be auctioned
April 2, 2018 | Filed under: News, Community | Posted by: The Villager
BY CARY ABRAMS |
http://thevillager.com/2018/04/02/sweet ... auctioned/Walking along W. 23rd St. between Seventh and Eighth Aves., one is confronted by the scaffolding and construction work that has gone on continually at the Hotel Chelsea since 2011. As dumpster loads fill up outside the hotel, architectural details from the place, along with relics of the building’s rich historic past, are carted off to distant dumping places.
Jim Georgiou, a former tenant of the hotel from 2002 to 2011, was resourceful enough to preserve a portion of this debris, 55 doors that formerly graced the Hotel Chelsea’s rooms. Many iconic figures from America’s literary, film, music and art worlds dwelled behind these doors.
It was in Room 424, where Janis Joplin and Leonard Cohen had their rendez-vous.
I remember about seven years ago that you visited this room, and there is still visual evidence of that event