October 8, 2013 From the outside, Chelsea Hotel looks as if it were the only building in New York that was flown in from New Orleans. The lobby, which was once filled with tenant artwork, now only showcases a sculpture of a child on a swing by Eugenie Gershoy, who was a resident artist in the 60s. Milos Forman (director of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest) remembers living on the eighth floor when the fire alarm went off one night and all of the tenants flocked to the stairwell to see what was going on: “The firemen had started to blast an incredibly powerful water cannon through the door of an apartment to extinguish the fire. From above we saw water running down the stairwell through the different floors, like a cascade. a bottle of wine was passed around, and some joints, and everyone drank, smoked, talked, and watched the waterfall.