Is anyone else as fascinated with this building as I am? As you can tell by my avatar, I'm a big Edie Sedgwick fan. I always feel like I was born in the wrong era. Although I believe Andy Warhol to be an asshole, the story of the Factory, and subsequently the Chelsea Hotel.. and its past always intrigues me. Edie stayed there, almost burned the place down. The idea of a hotel that houses artists for cheap, or even free, is amazing. So many writers, artists, actors, etc.. lived there - 2001: A Space Odyssey was written in this hotel amongst multiple other works. And it has its share of creepy deaths shrouded in mystery - most notably Nancy Spungen, girlfriend of Sid Vicious. I believe there are even pictures of her dead body under a sink around the internet somewhere. I'm watching "Chelsea Walls" right now - a movie directed by Ethan Hawke, who is ehh, but the movie is really interesting. I've always wanted to stay there for just a night (Lord knows I probably couldn't hack being there for more than that, what with their eccentric long-term guests during any given decade). I always wonder how it is today. Also, in re: to Edie Sedgwick - I never really knew who she was until a few years ago, but her story is incredible. She was the first real "It" girl. Check out the movie "Factory Girl" if you ever get a chance - I think Sienna Miller does a great Edie. I also got a hold of some old Warhol movies - Beauty #2 and Poor Little Rich Girl. The quality is compromised, but its crazy to just watch her putting her makeup on, talking to Andy... talking on the phone. Really interesting!