The tenants of the Hotel Chelsea recently lawyered up, partly out of concern for how the now-underway renovation will affect their health. (And not just because it's by Gene Kaufman!) Now the tenants have added an environmental assessment team to the mix, and DNAinfo has a video of the demolished seventh floor that illustrates where the tenants are coming from. The environmental assessment team's report should be ready within a few days. In the meantime, the obligatory Hotel Chelsea celebrity reference: the area shown in the video is the hallway outside Ethan Hawke's old apartment.
· Hotel Chelsea Renovations Prompt Health Probe [DNAinfo]
· Hotel Chelsea coverage [Curbed]