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The Dakota

1 West 72nd Street, New York City, NY 10023-3486 (Manhattan)
212 874 8671
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Ranked #226 of 861 Attractions in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites
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Columbia, South Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Where John took his last breaths. Beautiful architecture which is also a memorial to me. A must see for Beatles/John Lennon fans... to reflect and pay respects.

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Earlton, New York
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This is an absolutely beautiful piece of Beaux-Arts architecture in the middle of NYC, right across the street from Central Park on Central Park West. While you can't go inside, you can certainly sit down on one of the benches and soak in the history. In my opinion, it's just a gorgeous building that no one should miss out on... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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337 helpful votes 337 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This icon is just up the block from where I grew up. I worked there one summer as I was earning money to go to school for a semester in Europe. My Dad was superintendant of our building and he used his connections with the Super at the Dakota to get me the job. I was ok as a doorman... More

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St. John's, Canada
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

We had a very nice visit to the sight where John Lennon took his last breath. It was an honor to be there and think about all the good work John did. What can you say about a person who only wrote and promoted LOVE.

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Chania Town, Greece
18 reviews 18 reviews
14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

The Dakota is an exciting building both the architecture od its history hustler ages, but especially to be the building that was the setting for John Lennon's final years and his untimely and tragic death have seen it several times and will probably return if I re-come to New York Since the place is also a good starting point for... More

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Toronto, Canada
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52 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

The history of The Dakota is incredibly interesting (as well as its past and current tenants) and well worth a research before visiting! The architecture is very impressive and worth a visit alone. The fact it was home to John Lennon (and still Yoko) makes it worthwhile combining with the nearby Strawberry Fields in Central Park. As the site of... More

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Sydney, Australia
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Everyone knows what happened here so don't dwell on that. This is a fabulous building that the top notch New Yorkers and other elite call home. Situated across the road from Central Park - the building has plenty of glorious architecture and interesting additions, it is worth a visit - it will not take long as the doormen at the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Hi. It was really interesting but also sad to visit the Dakota building. I thought it may be a building pretty much free standing on a limb before I visited and was a little surprised to find it was just one of may buildings in a long row. My visit however was to see where John Lennon was murdered and... More

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Mora, Sweden
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Just back from my first trip across the Atlantic. Spent a few days in New York. "Nothing to see here, move along please" would be my advice on this one, especially if you are only spending a few days over there. Whilst we were at the entrance a posh woman got out of a Roller. The doorman-come-guards ran over and... More

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York, United Kingdom
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46 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

A beautiful building overlooking Central Park which is as imposing as it is beautiful. Shame there is no reference or memorial to John Lennon who's life was tragically ended in front of this great building and which would be, in my honest opinion, a more fitting a respectful remembrance to his life than the one that resides in Central Park.... More

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