The Hotel Chelsea bloggers are reporting from the front lines that yesterday "eviction notices signed by Chelsea Hotel general manager Andrew Tilley were posted on the doors of a large number of residents, ordering them to pay up in three days or else face eviction proceedings." The targets were long term residents of the hotel, some allegedly owing just a month's rent, and "some being elderly and physically disabled." Tilley had reassured the tenants this summer that something like this wasn't going to happen on his watch, so the news comes as a surprise to all, though the bloggers note that "the fact that these notices follow directly on the heels of an economic downturn is not likely a coincidence." Changes started going down at the Chelsea a little over a year ago.
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