The Secret History of the Chelsea Hotel

%name The Secret History of the Chelsea HotelThere may be no building in New York more attached to its aura than the Chelsea Hotel. One glance at the iconic sign and you think of Bob Dylan writing the songs on “Blonde on Blonde,” Dylan Thomas passing out after 18 whiskies to never wake again, and Janis Joplin strumming “Me and Bobby McGee.”

But what about the characters and events you may not have heard about before? To accompany this week’s real estate story on the famed bohemian landmark, The Observer takes a look at some Chelsea Hotel lore you may have missed out on.

Slideshow: The Secret History of the Chelsea Hotel.

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