The historic home to poets and hell-raisers has closed its doors: No More Artists Will Live Or Die Here. On my first trip to Manhattan, sans parents, out of curiosity I stayed there for a few days. It was not for me. I had already met A.W. in L.A. Presumably curious about the new person on the scene, Patti Smith and Robert Mapplethorpe came there to meet me. I must have left quite an impression: I never saw them again!
Historic Chelsea Hotel Closes