Thor’s barber is an artist that has resided in The Hotel Chelsea for many years, long before the property underwent a huge renovation. His apartment is the same as it was, along with the other handfuls of folks that managed to keep their places. I can only imagine the stories of what transpired in these rooms and hallways.
A movie about these residents that kept living there is out, it’s called Dreaming Walls. There’s a trailer along with some good insight here: The Eerie Story of the Chelsea Hotel’s Last Bohemian Residents.