West 23th Street houses the legendary Chelsea Hotel, New York's tallest building until 1902. This hotel was frequented by writers, artists and musicians (Mark Twain, Sarah Bernhardt, Jimi Hendrix, Dylan Thomas, Tennessee Williams, Arthur Miller, Mary McCarthy, Vladimir Nabokov, Jackson Pollock, Janis Joplin, etc). Leonard Cohen wrote "Chelsea Hotel No. 2" about it. Thomas Wolfe wrote “Look Homeward Angel” here; Arthur C. Clarke wrote 2001; Bob Dylan composed here "Sad-Eyed Lady of the Lowlands"; Andy Warhol filmed Chelsea Girls in this location. Some of Nine 1/2 Weeks was shot here. Sid Vicious killed Nancy Spungen in Room 100 in 1978.
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