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Meanwhile, at the Hotel Chelsea

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More artists are getting the boot at the Hotel Chelsea as the managers evict residents, hoping to bring in tourists. Now vacant: the $7,500-a-month 10th-floor penthouse, which was occupied most recently by multimedia artist Sam Bassett and once upon a time by actress Sarah Bernhardt. But the makeover goes farther than evictions. Vanishing New York reports that there will also be a donut shop -- rumor has it it'll be Doughnut Plant -- moving in on the ground floor. Putting aside the gentrification debate, we do think a building with a $7,500 penthouse rental needs rose petal and passionfruit donuts. Er, doughnuts. [Chelsea Now; VNY]