Manhattan's Hotel Chelsea stops taking reservations

Photo of exteriors of the Chelsea Hotel on 23rd Street in New York City taken on Oct. 18, 1978. ((AP Photo/G.Paul Burnett))

August 3, 2011 5:43:17 AM PDT
The Hotel Chelsea on West 23rd Street in Manhattan is no longer taking reservations.

In fact, all the guests were forced to check out on Sunday.

The hotel's permanent residents are being allowed to stay for now.

The ownership is changing and extensive renovations are expected.