The new management team, BD Hotels, is universally loathed, and everybody wants Stanley back. But how do we achieve this goal? A large number of varied and diverse guerilla activities may – while perhaps not forcing their ouster – at least drive them out of their bloomin’ minds. Use your creativity – after all, thats what we’re known for around here. Here are a few suggestions – some of them sent in by readers – to start us all thinking in the right direction. Let’s make them wish their greedy hides had never been born:
Start on the roof and carry a coffin down the stairs chanting loudly and out the door in a mock funeral for the hotel.
Got some chalk? Write GREED KILLS on the sidewalk outside, or whatever else seems suitable.
Stand behind the desk, and when they ask you to move pretend you are retarded and don’t understand.
Chain yourself to the Harry Truman bust.
No matter where you live, fly a banner from your balcony or window. We know that Mitchell Marks doesn’t mind having banners on the old Y building. Maybe our friend Cindy Gallop can step up to the plate!
In addition to the postcards being sent, buy flowers – they’re not expensive at the Korean grocers and you can sometimes get three small bouquets out of one big cheap one -- and stick them in the railings outside the hotel, in the stairwell balustrade, wherever. Deliver them to the desk! Attach a big cheery card addressed to Marlene Krauss and David Elder, to Andre Bal-however you spell his name and Drukier, with the message of your choice.
Whatever protest is done, a banner, a postcards, a bouquet of flowers with a get well card, it should be photographed/videotaped, and posted online. Maybe your friends all tapdance? have them meet in the Hotel Chelsea lobby, and then tap dance out of there. Have a spontaneous art party in the lobby, and if any from the new order complain just explain that you're waiting for a friend. If they kick you out, make sure it's on video. Then post the videos on youtube and vimeo (with a link here). Photos can be posted on Google picasa or in the hotel chelsea flickr group
Celebrities: when in New York, stop by to give David Elder a piece of your mind. Don’t forget to bring a film crew.
If you hear any of the suits say anything stupid or incriminating, report it immediately to the blog. This will make them even more paranoid.
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