The Dakota

Residential Building (Apartment / Condo) and Historic Site · Upper West Side
1 W 72nd St (at Central Park West), New York, NY 10023, United States
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    "as well as the shooting death of John Lennon on Dec"(2 Tips)
    Jeffrey Z.
    "moody UWS coop building designed by Henry Hardenbergh"(2 Tips)
    New York Habitat
    "amazing architecture"(2 Tips)
    Victorino F.
    "Classic landmark of New York"(2 Tips)
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  • Melissa M.

    Iconic, beautiful building.

    Melissa Michaud Nishan · December 31, 2015
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  • Celia N.

    Piece of contemporary history

    Celia Navarrete Bravo · April 26, 2015
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  • Victorino F.

    Classic landmark of New York

    Victorino Fernández · January 4, 2015
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  • Biz T.

    Nice digs if you can get it

    Biz Traveldude · November 10, 2014
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  • Lisa M.

    Great looking building.

    Lisa Miller · November 2, 2014
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  • CM B.

    The John Lennon tour.

    CM Brandenburg · October 1, 2014
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  • Minuto H.

    The Dakota, Strawberry Fields memorial and Imagine mosaic http://minutohm.com/2014/05/26/minuto-hm-em-ny-nj-dc-the-dakota-memorial-strawberry-fields-e-mosaico-imagine/

    Minuto HM · May 27, 2014
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  • Curbed

    Over the years, workers and residents have reported seeing a friendly little girl dressed in turn-of-the-century clothing, an adult with the face of a small boy, and even the ghost of Lennon himself. Read more

    Curbed · March 20, 2014
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  • William K.

    Don't yank the front entry doors -- very heavy wrought iron will dislocate your arm.

    William Kapfer · March 2, 2014
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  • Jacob S.

    Combination of Renaissance architectural styles by Henry Hardenbergh; setting for Rosemary's Baby and the shooting death of John Lennon

    Jacob Shemkovitz · August 27, 2013
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  • Alex M.

    One of my biggest influencies in life was killed outside this building :(

    Alex Moreno-Martz · July 14, 2013
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  • Jeffrey Z.

    Luxurious, moody UWS coop building designed by Henry Hardenbergh (1884). John Lennon was shot and Rosemary's Baby was filmed here. More: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Dakota

    Jeffrey Zeldman · May 3, 2013
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  • Roman B.

    John Lennon R.I.P.

    Roman Belov · April 3, 2013
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  • Bethany

    Near the gate is where John Lennon was shot. I've heard his wife still lives there.

    Bethany · July 26, 2012
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  • Yuko

    Probably one of the best places to go to watch the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

    Yuko · March 18, 2012
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  • MetroFocus

    Actor Fred Willard recommends The Dakota as his "My New York" pick, it's a local landmark where you can tap into some "creepy" but important NYC history. Read more about it on MetroFocus. Read more

    MetroFocus · February 7, 2012
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  • Josh M.

    John and Yoko moved here in February of 1973. Sadly, this would also be the scene of John's untimely death, outside of the building on December 8th, 1980.

    Josh Morrissey · December 21, 2011
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  • New York Habitat

    The building where one of music's greatest icons was tragically shot. Gaze at the amazing architecture and then pay your respects by visiting the nearby memorial at Strawberry Fields in Central Park.

    New York Habitat · November 22, 2011
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  • amNewYork

    HauntedNYC: the setting for "Rosemary's Baby," and rumored to be haunted by everyone from the unidentified ghost of a little children to John Lennon, who was slain outside the building in 1980.

    amNewYork · November 21, 2011
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  • LawyerLocator.com

    On December 8th, 1980, John Lennon was assassinated at the entrance of his apartment building, the Dakota.

    LawyerLocator.com · October 24, 2011
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  • IWalked Audio Tours

    Dec 8, 1980 John Lennon was shot here by Mark David Chapman. Chapman was angry from Lennon's remark via his Beatle's day that they were bigger than Jesus. Full events of this fateful day via our blog Read more

    IWalked Audio Tours · September 2, 2011
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  • IWalked Audio Tours

    The Dakota was built with 28" thick walls. Boris Karloff's ghost is said to haunt it. Gene Simmons of KISS was denied residency. John Lennon once owned 5 units inside here. Read more via our blog Read more

    IWalked Audio Tours · September 2, 2011
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  • WICT Leadership Conference

    John Lennon devotees should walk by the Dakota, one of New York's most historic residential buildings, then take a stroll in Central Park's Strawberry Fields, named in honor of Lennon in 1985.

    WICT Leadership Conference · August 16, 2011
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  • Jøsh S.

    He's not home but you can leave flowers at Strawberry Fields.

    Jøsh Saitz · July 22, 2011
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  • EPIX HD

    On the set of the film Rosemary’s Baby, Mia Farrow was served divorce papers from the "New York New York" singer Frank Sinatra.

    EPIX HD · July 13, 2011
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  • Diego R.

    The Dakota was one of Manhattan's first luxury high-rise apartment buildings that has become an infamy in pop-culture since John Lennon was murdered on its doorsteps by a deranged fan. Read more

    Diego Rufo · March 31, 2011
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  • BBC World Service

    The Dakota is where John Lennon was shot on 8th December 1980. Our history programme Witness looks back at the last interview for BBC Radio. Click this tip for the free download Read more

    BBC World Service · December 8, 2010
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  • The New York Daily News

    PHOTO: Front page of Tuesday, December 9, 1980, edition of the Daily News, with headline reading "John Lennon Slain Here - Ex-Beatle Shot; Nab Suspect," at the link! Read more

    The New York Daily News · December 1, 2010
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  • The New York Daily News

    PHOTO: John Lennon returning from a florist shop outside his apartment at the Dakota, at the link! Read more

    The New York Daily News · December 1, 2010
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  • beatlestweets

    John Lennon lived in this building and died in its entranceway on December 8th 1980

    beatlestweets · August 27, 2010
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  • Christine B.

    Admire the symmetry and think of JL.

    Christine Be · July 8, 2010
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  • HISTORY

    Originally, the Dakota had sixty-five apartments with four to twenty rooms, no two being alike. It was the setting for 'Rosemary's Baby' as well as the shooting death of John Lennon on Dec 8, 1980.

    HISTORY · March 30, 2010
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  • Oliver D.

    home of the double-d battery!

    Oliver Delano · December 5, 2009
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  • A A.

    Hakkav s Aisha

    A A · October 24, 2009
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  • Suzie Y.

    La magia de imaginar un mundo mejor

    Suzie Yañez · September 13, 2015
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  • Michael D.

    Вот гад, подрезал таки Джонку! (((

    Michael Dorogavtsev · September 3, 2015
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  • Bruna A.

    Dakota onde John Lennon foi assassinado

    Bruna Araújo · June 8, 2015
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  • Renata d.

    É bem legal passar aqui. Antes leia sobre a história de John Lennon e visite também a homenagem que há no Central Park logo à frente..

    Renata de George · March 30, 2015
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  • Mariana K.

    Onde John Lennon foi assassinado.

    Mariana Koettker · March 7, 2015
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  • Ирина Б.

    Леннон же!

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  • Ronaldo M.

    Bebe de Rosemary e ultima John Lennon

    Ronaldo Matoso · April 17, 2014
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  • Javier O.

    No existe referencia en el lugar sobre el asesinato de J.Lennon, sin embargo vale la pena hecharle un vistazo...

    Javier O. · March 18, 2014
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  • Anecdotario del Rock

    El 8 de diciembre de 1980, Mark Chapman asesinó a John Lennon en la puerta del edificio Dakota. Algunos dicen que este lugar está maldito y otros que el espíritu de Lennon aún continúa aquí. Read more

    Anecdotario del Rock · January 21, 2012
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  • Juanito Xun M.

    "John no está en casa, pero lo puedes encontrar caminando los Strawberry Fields".

    Juanito Xun Meneses · November 14, 2011
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  • natalex

    Дом, где жил и рядом с которым был убит Джон Леннон. Постройка 80-х гг 19 века. Здесь проходили съемки фильма «Ребёнок Розмари», этот же дом является центральным объектом книги «Меж двух времен».

    natalex · October 22, 2011
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  • de Dios Editores

    “Hannah y sus hermanas”: David (Sam Waterston), trae a Hannah (Mia Farrow) y a April (Carrie Fisher) aquí, donde fue asesinado John Lennon, cuando las lleva en una visita guiada por New York.

    de Dios Editores · October 19, 2011
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