The Dakota

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The Dakota

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Designated a national landmark, the Dakota was one of Manhattan's first luxury high-rise apartment buildings. It’s infamy in pop-culture was established when John Lennon was murdered on its doorsteps by a deranged fan. The building has also made cameos in films such as Rosemary’s Baby and Vanilla Sky. Lennon wasn’t its only famous tenant, residents include; Yoko Ono, Lauren Bacall, Roberta Flack and Rex Reed. Visit at night when most windows are dark and the Gothic feel is in full effect.

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Yes! There are few residential buildings as emblematic as the Dakota. It's also a great place to begin a visit to Central Park. At the park's entrance on 72nd, you'll find yourself in Strawberry Fields, home of the famous "Imagine" John Lennon memorial. From there it's only a few minutes to the Bethseda Terrace and several other Central Park sights.

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