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The Dakota

  • 1 W. 72nd St. Map It
  • Upper West Side
  • Building/Architectural Site

Published 09/11/2016

Fodor's Review

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. Visitors are not welcome in the lobby and there are no tours of the building. Fortunately, the elaborate exterior is best admired from across the street.

  • The Dakota, Upper West Side, New York City, New York, USA

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

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

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Published 09/11/2016


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