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.
1 West 72nd Street
Nearest Transit: 72nd St (Lines: B,C)
Dakota Building and Nearby Attractions on Map
Times Square(2.5 km)
A place filled with video screens, LED signs, and flashing lights; a world wonder or a tourist nightmare depending on your perspective, the 'new' Times Square is a family-friendly theme park of themed restaurants, theaters and hotels, as well as a developing business district.
Metropolitan Museum of Art(1.1 km)
Pay what you wish; includes same-day admission to the Cloisters Museum & Gardens in Upper Manhattan (suggested admission $20 adults, $15 seniors, $10 students, children under 12 free).
Neue Galerie New York(1.4 km)
New York Public Library(2.7 km)
The main branch of the New York Public Library (officially the Stephen A.
Rockefeller Center(2.1 km)
The Christmas Tree, the Skating Rink, NBC studios, the shops and hubbub - you can't miss it.
One Times Square(2.5 km)
Originally the second-tallest building in the world when it opened in 1905, One Times Square was constructed to be the headquarters for The New York Times, a function it would serve for less than ten years.
MetLife Building(2.6 km)
Since it was built it has been probably the most hated building in New York, mostly because it rises up over Grand Central Station, completely blocking the view up Park Avenue, but it is a good example of modern architecture.
Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum(1.7 km)
A branch of the Smithsonian Institution, the Cooper-Hewitt is devoted to historic and contemporary design, with changing exhibits.
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