William C. Hardy

In the spring of 2010, Heather and I took Jade to New York City to see Wicked. We stayed in a hotel just off of Times Square and spent a few days finding whatever we could see around Manhattan for free or nearly so. One of those excursions was to Greenwich Village and the Flat Iron, and aside from exotic cooking supplies, a beautiful children’s book shop, imported silk lanterns, a cute little boutique second-hand clothing shop, and premium cupcakes, we found a cultural icon.

The Chelsea Hotel has been home to Mark Twain and William S. Burroughs, Stanley Kubrick and Uma Thurman, Frida Kahlo and Jasper Johns, as well as Tom Waits, Patti Smith, Iggy Pop, John Cale, Édith Piaf, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Vivian Stanshall, Rufus Wainwright, and of course, Leonard Cohen. Just sitting in the lobby was … kind of spiritual.


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My website, with more images and writings: williamchardy.com


6 thoughts on “William C. Hardy

  1. H.L. Brooks February 21, 2015 / 2:44 am

    That was a fun trip. I did end up with a hurt heel, but a lot of good photos and memories.

  2. Ryan February 21, 2015 / 5:38 am

    Beautiful Pics!

  3. Jane Weaver February 21, 2015 / 8:35 am

    Love the post and pics! Makes me want to visit the Chelsea!

    • wchardy February 21, 2015 / 11:41 pm

      Hi Jane – They’re renovating right now, and only long-term residents are living there.
      They plan to re-open sometime this year. I wish I’d taken more interior shots – the art on the walls is amazing.

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