Vanity Fair Article on the Chelsea Hotel
Exciting News for the Tenants of the Chelsea Hotel!
it looks like there is some very exciting news (finally) for The Chelsea Hotel Tenants Association. the new owners are working to repair the relationship with the tenants and are reaching an agreement to insulate them from any crazy rent increases or unlivable conditions due to the renovations to the Hotel.
check out the Article on The Real Deal for more on the settlement.
congratulations to our friends over at The Chelsea for persevering throughout this crazy battle — long live its legacy as a home for artists!
: one of Sophie’s side projects appears on tumblr! and stay tuned for a Chelsea Hotel mini-doc film in post-production as we speak…
ZOMPIRE VIXENS FROM PLUTO (Web Series Teaser)
Foxy zombie/vampire hybrids attack Brooklyn in retaliation for the declassification of Pluto, rendering them ineligible for intergalactic aid.
Written, Directed, and Produced by Jenna Payne
Elmyra - Sophia Remolde
Oscar - Mark Byrne
Director of Photography - Jack McDonald
1st AC/Swing - Chad Corbi
Production Designer - Horatio Han
Wardrobe - Angela Harner
SFX Supervisor - Michele Mulkey
Hair, Make Up, and Special Effects - Nicole Harring
Editor - Che Broadnax
Sound Mix - Thomas Myers
Additional Editing - Jenna Payne
Music - Mind Robbers
Special Thanks to Tina Cesa Ward, Will Joines, and Melodie Sisk
“You can buy the Chelsea Hotel, but you don’t own the Chelsea Hotel, the Chelsea Hotel owns you.”
~ resident Brian Bothwell, filmmaker & photographer ~
The building’s famous exterior (melfoody, flickr)
“[On Sunday] the Hotel Chelsea got some attention in the form of a somewhat impromptu press conference on the sidewalk outside of the landmarked building. In recent years the strong community that had formed over decades has fallen apart at the seams, which started to happen the minute Stanley Bard was forced to leave as manager . The current state of things inside is dismal, with some remaining tenants holding strong, as construction crews gut their home and expose them to hazardous conditions, and new landlord Joseph Chetrit makes eviction attempts.
The press conference featured Speaker Christine C. Quinn, State Senator Tom Duane, Assembly Member Richard Gottfried, the Chelsea Hotel Tenants Association, and local groups—all calling on Chetrit to reach an immediate agreement with tenants to repair hazardous conditions in the building.”
…and complicated relationships are questioned amidst the community - can the residents come together to generate greater positive change as a solidified force?
: so mysterious…
what is he up to exactly???
: the future of the Chelsea Hotel???
don’t get me wrong, i love a swanky rooftop bar on any night of the summer, but this just seems wrong. let alone if you imagine it on the historic roof of our beloved Chelsea Hotel…
does it even look that much fun?
'We will watch the work that you do under a microscopic lens,' said Quinn. 'We will simply not let our neighbors be treated this way.'”
City Council Speaker Christine Quinn speaks against hazardous living conditions at the Chelsea Hotel on May 6, 2012. (DNAinfo/Aidan Gardiner)
: from Living with Legends: Hotel Chelsea Blog by Ed Hamilton