It's been over 15 years since I snuck into the Chelsea Hotel while on a vacation to NYC. It was on my top 10 things to do in NYC list. I was fascinated with its history. Sid & Nancy, Leonard Cohen, Janice Joplin, Warhol. The list goes on & on.... We got inside & it was just like I imagined, a grungy hotel with the receptionist sitting behind a fence. So New York City! This isn't an insult this is exactly how I wanted it to be. I think we spent all of 10 minutes wandering the hall before we were chased out. I have read that there have been many renovations & I would love to go back as a paying guest.