Standing inside the park across from the famous Dakota apartment building , where John Lennon was fatally shot in 1980, is this...
New-York Historical Society
As the antiquated hyphenated name implies, the Historical Society is the city’s oldest museum, founded in 1804 to preserve the city’s...
In Central Park, between 72nd and 79th Sts, the leafy Ramble is a wooded thicket that’s popular with bird-watchers. Until a few years...
Giving new meaning to the word ‘dive,’ this crusty local holdout has a long bar, a lineup of regulars and a bartender with a sense of...
Aside from the lack of seating inside, it's hard to find fault with this delightful cafe. The menu changes daily and features excellent...
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Dakota Building information
A turreted, gabled building described in 1884 as so far uptown it was in 'the Dakotas,' this sand-colored gem quickly became the epitome of cool, housing Boris Karloff, Rudolph Nureyev, Lauren Bacall and, most famously, John Lennon, who was fatally shot at its gated entrance.
The Dakota also served as the creepy setting (at least the exterior) for the 1968 psychological horror film Rosemary's Baby .