Late July 2011, would-be guests of the historic and storied Chelsea Hotel
(also known as Hotel Chelsea
or simply The Chelsea) were informed on their reservations were suddenly canceled
, in preparation for a year-long renovation project, which some people speculate is a union-busting strategy
. Given the concerns for the future of The Chelsea, some came to throw last-minute parties, while long-term tenants held more somber gatherings
. On August 1st, current guests were abruptly escorted out
, increasing anxieties about the plans of the new owner, elusive real estate investor Joseph Chetrit
. Even if this is the end of the era, the hotel's long and varied legacy lives on
... [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief
on Aug 6, 2011 -
Transformation in a weekend?
Recently a friend told me he'd signed up for the Landmark Forum, a personal improvement seminar offered by the Landmark Education Corporation
. I did some googling on LEC and found some very disturbing material
. Since we're being all "fair and balanced" on MeFi now, I'll add I found some positive material
too. Oh, and since my research tells me Landmark tends to be very litigious about negative publicity, I'll just cover my orange-feathered butt and say that my negative impressions of Landmark are only my opinion, not that of MetaFilter, and I could be wrong. Have any MeFiers had any experiences - positive or negative - with LEC?
posted by orange swan
on Aug 17, 2003 -
Space Needle Missing from the Seattle Skyline?
(subscription) The rumor is someone bought the Space Needle in Seattle and moved it to their house. No! It was an ad for the lottery. Do TV channels need to make it clearer that something is an ad, or do people need to be more careful watching TV?
posted by scudder
on Oct 17, 2002 -