My wife had recently read Just Kids
, and I got to the part where Patti and Robert moved into The Chelsea Hotel. We visited New York City last weekend, and were walking through the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan, so she asked her son to check where The Chelsea Hotel was. He looked it up on his phone and pointed, saying, "it's right there."
For those of you who may have wondered what it looks like, here it is...
There are bronze plaques on the front of the building dedicated to Arthur Miller,Dylan Thomas, Thomas Wolfe, James Schuyler, Brendan Behan, Leonard Cohen, Shirley Clarke, Sir Arthur C. Clarke and Virgil Thompson. All of these were noted not only for staying there, but for writing, while there. There was a lot of art in the lobby, along with a skinny, dark-haired woman who looked like she was trying to be Patti.
I've got my back to the front doors.