CHELSEA HOTEL'S UNCERTAIN FUTURE - BBC NEWSBBC News
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For more than half a century, New York's Chelsea Hotel has been a bastion of Bohemia.
A long roll of artists have stayed in its rooms: Dylan Thomas, Arthur C Clarke, Bob Dylan, Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix - the list goes on and on.
Today, as gentrification continues to transform Manhattan, the Chelsea Hotel is closed for renovations and the future of the hotel remains unclear.
Sherill Tippins, author of Inside the Dream Palace: The life and Times of New York's legendary Chelsea Hotel, spoke to the BBC about this cultural landmark.
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