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The Dakota

  • 1 W. 72nd St. Map It
  • Upper West Side
  • Building/Architectural Site
  • The Dakota, Upper West Side, New York City, New York, USA

    <a href="">The Dakota</a> by Mark Stephenson

Published 06/26/2015

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One of the first residences built on the Upper West Side, the château-style Dakota (1884) remains an architectural fixture with its lovely gables, gaslights, copper turrets, and central courtyard. Celebrity residents have included Boris Karloff, Rudolf Nureyev, José Ferrer, Rosemary Clooney, Lauren Bacall, Leonard Bernstein, Gilda Radner, and Connie Chung, but none more famous than John Lennon, who in 1980 was shot and killed at the Dakota's gate by a deranged fan.

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1 W. 72nd St., at Central Park W, New York, New York, 10023, USA

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Published 06/26/2015


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