Posts Tagged: Chelsea Hotel

Conversations with Literary Ex-Cons: Jack Gantos


Jack Gantos discusses the sense of “delusional invincibility” he had in 1970s New York that led him to prison—and then on to a career as an award-winning children’s book author. ...more

Resident Bohemians: The Cricketer, Joseph O’Neill


In his much celebrated third novel, Netherland, Irish-born Joseph O’Neill writes:

“Not counting the lobby, the Chelsea Hotel had ten floors. Each was served by a dim hallway that ran from an air shaft on one side to, on my floor, a door with a yellowing pane of frosted glass that suggested the ulterior presence of a private detective rather than, as was actually the case, a fire escape.