Pictures of the Guardian Angels in New York City in 1981. In 1981, photographer Geoffrey Hiller was shooting this story for some European magazines. He bonded with a young Latino man, Apache, who lived in Hell’s Kitchen and ended up following…

Left, the façade of the Chelsea Hotel, which was built in 1873. Right, residents Patti Smith and Viva (an Andy Warhol superstar), on one of the hotel balconies in 1971.