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Friday, May 24, 2013

Outside the Dakota, on the Upper West Side

Outside the Dakota, nyc
Photo by myself, around 72nd Street and Central Park West.

Two doormen stood outside the Dakota, a high-end apartment building on the Upper West Side.

Beyond the wrought iron gates is the central courtyard. The little doorman's booth has a little red light at the top to help hail passing taxis.

This building is known for many things. John Lennon lived here until his death in 1980. He was shot outside on the sidewalk. The building was also featured in the movie 'Rosemary's Baby'.

Not all apartment buildings have names. And not all apartment buildings that have names are remembered for their names. But a choice few have names and are memorable enough buildings to be known by their names!

Related posts: The Look Outside the Dakota, On Lost Icons and the Dakota, and Night View, Near the Dakota.