The Dakota
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Address
Neighbourhood: Lincoln Square
How to get there
  • 72nd St • 1 min walk
  • 72nd St • 7 min walk
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  • Thomas V
    Oakland, California16,734 contributions
    Fancy Upper West Side Apartments
    It's a beautiful and expensive apartment building on Central Park West. Famous for the film "Rosemary's Baby" and as John Lennon's residence. The design is striking up close and from afar in the park. Private residences.
    Visited May 2023
    Written June 13, 2023
  • Ace5150
    Nuneaton, United Kingdom115 contributions
    Over zealous doormen spoilt my visit.
    Let's be honest, Dakota Building is famous for Rosemaries Baby and John Lennons murder, not much else. The building looks very grand and stands out right next to Central Park. Unfortunately, whilst many people were taking photos of "THE" doorway where John Lennon was killed, the doorman was quite abrupt to tourists who got "too close" Whilst it IS signposted as Private Property, it's quite obviously an attraction (if that's the right word) for tourists all over the world, so a little tolerance wouldn't go amiss. I did try to engage in conversation with the two doormen, but they were having none of it. A bit of a spoiled visit, it has to be said.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written October 12, 2023
  • sfuhere
    788 contributions
    Sad site
    Visited here to see the spot where John Lennon’s life was so tragically ended. Perhaps surprisingly, there is no plaque or memorial so you will have to use your imagination. Be careful to stay on the public path - the doormen will zealously guard the private property beyond. As far as I know, Yoko Ono still owns the apartment here.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written November 21, 2023
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sfuhere
uk788 contributions
Nov 2023 • Couples
Visited here to see the spot where John Lennon’s life was so tragically ended. Perhaps surprisingly, there is no plaque or memorial so you will have to use your imagination. Be careful to stay on the public path - the doormen will zealously guard the private property beyond. As far as I know, Yoko Ono still owns the apartment here.
Written November 21, 2023
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La Dolce Vita
England, UK64 contributions
Nov 2023 • Family
Such a historical and majestic building overlooking Central Park. Has so much history about it too! Was great to see, on a very busy road/corner.
Written November 4, 2023
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Ace5150
Nuneaton, UK115 contributions
Oct 2023 • Solo
Let's be honest, Dakota Building is famous for Rosemaries Baby and John Lennons murder, not much else.
The building looks very grand and stands out right next to Central Park.
Unfortunately, whilst many people were taking photos of "THE" doorway where John Lennon was killed, the doorman was quite abrupt to tourists who got "too close"
Whilst it IS signposted as Private Property, it's quite obviously an attraction (if that's the right word) for tourists all over the world, so a little tolerance wouldn't go amiss.
I did try to engage in conversation with the two doormen, but they were having none of it.
A bit of a spoiled visit, it has to be said.
Written October 12, 2023
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA16,734 contributions
May 2023
It's a beautiful and expensive apartment building on Central Park West. Famous for the film "Rosemary's Baby" and as John Lennon's residence. The design is striking up close and from afar in the park. Private residences.
Written June 14, 2023
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Matt S
Brighton, MI2,380 contributions
Jun 2022
I guess if you're a Beatles fan, this is a huge deal. But, it's a relatively unremarkable Manhattan residence/condo/hotel outside of Central Park. I didn't know what to expect, so was underwhelmed. My friend, a huge Beatles fan, loved it.
Written May 4, 2023
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Leonhkny
Hong Kong, China14,438 contributions
Dec 2022
The Dakota is a renowned apartment building right next to Central Park. It is also the last residence of John Lennon before his assassination. The prestige and grandeur of the building is only imaginative as it is not open to public.
Written December 12, 2022
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StephenCross
Dublin, Ireland18,470 contributions
Oct 2022 • Couples
The Dakota is a really nice building in its own right. The sad part about it is that this is where the Beatle, John Len on was shot dead.
Written October 20, 2022
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salchow88
Queens, NY55 contributions
Dec 2021 • Couples
Passed by here many times going to my in-laws. When I found out it was the Dakota, I walked past. Had a weird feeling. The doorman was friendly, if not cautious. The doorman are right there when people approach. They will answer questions, but I didn't ask.
Written September 30, 2022
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA16,734 contributions
Dec 2021
I've always admired the stately architecture of this building which sits right on the edge of the Park. Sadly this was where John Lennon was shot while entering one night and the memorials at Strawberry Fields in the Park are a suitable salute.
Written December 24, 2021
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Traveller
New York City, NY3,249 contributions
Dec 2021
I passed by The Dakota in December 2021 during my walk in Central Park. I exited the park at 72nd Street. The Dakota is famous for being the home of John Lennon and Yoko Ono. It has impressive architecture and is a good photo opportunity.
Written December 21, 2021
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THE DAKOTA - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (with Photos)