The Dakota

Since I mentioned the Dakota building in my blog yesterday I thought it appropriate to post a picture of the building. This is where John Lennon lived prior to his murder in 1980. His wife Yoko Ono continues to live in the building although in a different apartment now. The building is situated on 72nd Street and Central Park West and has a wonderful view over the park. The building was constructed between 1880 and 1884 and was apparently named because at that time the upper west side of Manhattan was sparsely populated and was as remote as Dakota Territory. Just opposite the building there is now a memorial dedicated to the late John Lennon called Strawberry Fields.

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