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Dakota Building, New York

This massive apartment building has been home to many celebrities.

This massive apartment building has been home to many celebrities. Probably best known was the former Beatle John Lennon, who was gunned down outside the building on December 8th, 1980 by a crazed fan named Mark Chapman. Lennon had been living at the Dakota with his second wife, Yoko Ono, who still resides in the building. A memorial to the former Beatle exists nearby in Central Park. The building has become a popular place of pilgrimage for many who admire Lennon.


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About Dakota Building

 1 West 72nd Street

 +1 212-362-144

Dakota Building and Nearby Sights on Map

Strawberry Fields

American Museum of Natural History

Holding a remarkably large collection, each of the 5 floors of this massive building has expansive and well-designed exhibits devoted to astronomy, biology, geology, anthropology, climatology, and paleontology

Bethesda Fountain

Fountain overlooking the Lake in New York's Central Park

American Folk Art Museum

Upper West Side

Apthorp

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Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

Frick Collection

The former home of steel baron Henry Clay Frick, this sprawling mansion is filled with Frick's enormous personal art collection, displayed as he left it

Whitney Museum of American Art

Founded in 1931, the Whitney Museum is known for displaying contemporary American art even more up-to-date than the Museum of Modern Art

Time Warner Center

Has the Mandarin Oriental Hotel for dining, drinks, and Chihuly chandeliers