History in My Backyard.

Recently, in a turn of events, I was whisked away only a few blocks from my home to the Hotel Chelsea. All I heard was "private tour" and "rooftop" as we swiftly ran down 7th Ave to the NY staple. My good friend, Emily, the presidential scholar she is was researching the hotel and interviewed one of the most connected men in Chelsea, a great guy and jack-of-all trades at the hotel named Victor. He knew the Hotel Chelsea like the back of his hand, and gave Emily, another good friend Olivia, and I a tour on a beautiful day here in the city. I had no idea this was home to so many creatives, in the past and today. Every inch of the hotel's walls is filled with paintings, drawings, and sculptures. Which, I found out were forms of rent payment to the hotel from the artists living there! We even checked out a few of the rooms where you can stay today, which were once apartments to writers and musicians. It was such a treat, and I'm so happy to have gotten the opportunity to take a tour in a piece of New York history.

p.s. Did you know Sid killed Nancy in the Hotel Chelsea?

Check out some of the photos from the tour...

...more adventures to come!