5. 2001:A Space Odyssey Was Written at the Chelsea Hotel

In an interview for the New York Times, sci-fi wrtier Arthur C. Clarke reveals that he wrote the screenplay for 2001: A Space Odyssey in his room at the Chelsea Hotel in the 1960s. Originally a short story called The Sentinel, Clarke teamed up with Stanley Kubrick to turn it into a movie. Clarke also wrote a novel on the story as well inside the Chelsea Hotel. Until his death in 2008, the Clarke spoke fondly of the Chelsea Hotel and would frequently stop in to visit.