A turreted, gabled building described in 1884 as so far uptown it was in 'the Dakotas,' this sand-colored gem quickly became the epitome...
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...
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...
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...
Le Pain Quotidien
Fresh salads and tartines (open-faced sandwiches) are to be found inside the airy Mineral Springs Pavilion, or outside if you are lucky...
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Standing inside the park across from the famous Dakota apartment building , where John Lennon was fatally shot in 1980, is this poignant, tear-shaped garden – a memorial to the slain star. It’s the most visited spot in Central Park, and is maintained with some help by a $1 million grant from Lennon’s widow, Yoko Ono, who still resides at the Dakota.
The peaceful spot contains a grove of stately elms and a tiled mosaic that’s often strewn with rose petals and other offerings from visitors. It says, simply, ‘Imagine.'