Commenter Jeff calls our attention to the (real or faked?) Facebook profile pic (changed since this posting) of boutique hotelier Ed Scheetz, who is now heading up the management of the newly gutted Chelsea Hotel.
Says Jeff, "Its Patti smith standing in front of the Chelsea with Robert Mapplethorpe and Ed has photoshopped his face onto Roberts head!! and it says Hotel Chelscheetz."
This has to be a satire from a disgruntled tenant inside the hotel--right? If it is, it's no doubt a first volley in what will be a long battle against the new management. And if it's real? Oy.
Meanwhile, listen to Ed Hamilton talk about the hotel and last week's Patti Smith kerfuffle on the Mike & Judy Show.
Recent Chelsea coverage:
Patti at the Chelsea
No Patti, No Mob