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“Haunting and fascinating”
Review of The Dakota

The Dakota
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Reviewed August 23, 2013 via mobile

If you are fascinated by Rosemary's Baby, you shouldn't miss a visit to this building. It really conveys strange vibrations. A must see also for the Beatles' fans.

Thank Daniel A
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"ono"
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"beautiful building"
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"his life"
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Reviewed August 19, 2013

Yes as others have said, it was akin to a trip to the country in days gone by.
Today, it is in part of one of New York's finer areas and opposite Central Park. It's a grand old building even if the "guards" will not let you past the entrance - even so, at least come to the gate and have a look.

Thank RonWamberal
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Reviewed August 16, 2013

Do you know why it's called Dakota? Because when the building was built back in the 1800's it there was nothing at all in this area, everyone lived below 14th street. So they used to say "We're going to the Dakotas."

Today it's one of the most expensive buildings to live in, but really it's best known for the home of John Lennon and Yoko Ono. And where he was shot right in front of it.

Today Yoko still lives there and right across the street is Strawberry Fields - the memorial for John Lennon in Central Park.

Thank Travel_Experta
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Reviewed July 15, 2013

The Dakota was built between 1880 and 1884. It has always been the place where the well heeled ha stayed. At the time it derived its name because the upper west side of Manhattan seemed, at that time, as remote as the Dakota Territory. John Lennon lived there and was killed outside the building which gave it notoriety.

Thank PrestonGuild
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Reviewed July 11, 2013

We saw this on the uptown tour with city sightseeing tours. Its a nice building, where Yoko Ono still lives. If your going to Strawberry fields, it's a good idea to at least take a peak at it.

Thank lizza13
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