Author Archives: Chelsea Pines Inn

How to Make an Inn

by Jay Lesiger Jay Lesiger is the founder and owner of Chelsea Pines Inn. I wish I had a dollar for every time a Chelsea Pines guest or acquaintance has said to me, “I’ve always wanted to run an inn. … Continue reading


Janis Siegel’s West Village Then and Now

by Janis Siegel Janis Siegel is a nine-time Grammy winning solo artist and founding member of The Manhattan Transfer.  Since 1982, she has also built a successful solo career spawning many highly acclaimed and finely crafted solo albums as well … Continue reading

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The Road from Uncle Charlie’s 1986 to Broadway Today

by Tom Kirdahy Tom Kirdahy has dedicated his professional career and personal life working for LGBT causes. Tom spent nearly two decades as an attorney providing free legal services to people with HIV/AIDS, helping to create projects at Gay Men’s … Continue reading

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LGBT Center Congratulates Chelsea Pines Inn; Reflects on Parallel Journeys

By Glennda Testone Glennda Testone is the Executive Director of the New York LGBT Community Center and is a leader in the field of social justice for women and LGBT people.  Testone joins The Center from The Women’s Media Center … Continue reading

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New York Then and Now

by Ed Salvato Ed Salvato is a leading gay travel expert, writer, and marketing consultant. He offers LGBT trip-planning tips on his website. New York City was a very different place when I visited the first time. It was the … Continue reading

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Terrence McNally Salutes 25 Years of Gay History

Playwright Terrence McNally has won 4 Tony Awards and an Emmy and received two Guggenheim Fellowships, a Rockefeller Grant, a Lucille Lortel Award, and a citation from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.  Upcoming Broadway productions include his book … Continue reading

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Welcome to Our Anniversary Blog Series!

Chelsea Pines Inn, New York’s premier guesthouse, has been located at the nexus of three of the city’s hottest neighborhoods — Chelsea, Greenwich Village, and the Meatpacking District — for 25 years. And, boy, have we seen a lot of … Continue reading

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Anne Francis, a Chelsea Pines Inn Remembrance

For those of you who have stayed with us at Chelsea Pines Inn, you know that this is a special place for everyone who loves old movies. From the great Hollywood stars of the past (Paul Newman, Rock Hudson) to … Continue reading

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Saluting Tony Curtis, a Chelsea Pines Inn Remembrance

Tony Curtis, one of the brightest and most popular Hollywood stars of the 1950s and 1960s, and certainly one of the most handsome, recently died at the age of 85. Tony has a star on the fabled Hollywood Walk of … Continue reading

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Our New(ish) Website

Thanks for visiting the website. We’ve just updated the entire website for those of you who are visiting us on your iPhone, iPad or whatever mobile device you’re using. If you’ve been to the site before, you’ll notice that the … Continue reading

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