A recent story in the Canadian paper The Globe and Mail begins:
"I'm sitting in the Chelsea hotel reading a book called Whore. I'll admit this sounds cooler than “I'm sitting in a rather expensive Manhattan hotel reading one of the latest poetry collections from the University of Tampa Press.” But after a day of coffee drinking and book shopping in bustling New York, I feel I've earned the right to leave out a few details."
This dude paid $286.00 for a room at the Chelsea so he could sit around reading a book called "Whore." Next time, stay somewhere cheaper and save your money for some real Slammin Hot New York Babes.
Coliseum Books, by the way, is still around -- though they're set to close soon -- at their new location on 42nd.