" Synchromysticism:
The art of realizing meaningful coincidence in the seemingly mundane with mystical or esoteric significance."

- Jake Kotze

December 30, 2012

Dakota Sync Threads

The Dakota
"The Dakota, constructed from October 25, 1880 to October 27, 1884, is a co-op apartment building located on the northwest corner of 72nd Street and Central Park West in the
 Upper West Side of Manhattan in New York City, at 1 West 72nd Street, New York, NY 10023."

"Touch" the Deadman's Hand Coincidence

Co-Op, or Coop?
Entrance where John Lennon was shot.
Police artist's drawing of the murder
"The building is widely known as the home of Beatle John Lennon from 1973 to 1980 as well as the location of his murder."
John Lennon? Singer?
"The architectural firm of Henry Janeway Hardenbergh was commissioned to create the design for Edward Clark, head of the Singer Sewing Machine Company.


"Kingfisher Tower is a 60-foot-tall (18 m) folly built by Edward Clark on the eastern shore of Otsego Lake at Point Judith near County Highway 31 near Cooperstown, New York in 1876.
 It is a Gothic Revival structure built "to beautify the lake" and "to provide construction jobs during an economic turndown". It is on private property and is usually approachable only from the lake."

The Bird that Flew into the Window

"Subsequently, Hardenbergh received commissions to build the Waldorf (1893) and the adjoining Astoria (1897) hotels for  
William Waldorf Astor and Mrs. Astor, respectively. The two competing hotels were later joined together as the  
Waldorf-Astoria, which was demolished in 1929 for the construction of the Empire State Building.
King Kong on the Empire State Building.
" Hardenbergh lived for some time in Bernardsville, New Jersey and died in 1918 in New York City. He is buried in Woodland Cemetery, in Stamford, Connecticut."
Woodland Cemetry???  
Sounds like Deadwood to me;-)
Oh ... I should mention that this whole post was inspired by reading David Plate's SYNC Book 2 chapter called  
Windows Work Two Ways, Mirrors One.
This is probably my favourite chapter in the whole book.
David has a very interesting blog, too -
The New Creatures Magickal Mystery Tour
and some fantastic artwork -
I also should point out another blogger with a fantastic site who I borrowed the coop, or Co -Op chain image from -
after a comment posted on the post of mine - 
The D Is Silent ... Another Col(d)man Sync?-)
"According to often repeated stories, the Dakota was so named because at the time it was built, the Upper West Side of Manhattan was sparsely inhabited and considered as remote as the  
Dakota Territory
However, the earliest recorded appearance of this account is in a 1933 newspaper story. 
It is more likely that the building was named "The Dakota" because of Clark's fondness for the names of the new western states and territories."
" The Dakota is square, built around a central courtyard. 
The arched main entrance is a porte cochère large enough for the horse-drawn carriages that once entered and allowed passengers to disembark sheltered from the weather. 
Many of these carriages were housed in a multi-story stable building built in two sections, 1891–94, at the southwest corner of 77th Street and Amsterdam Avenue, where elevators lifted them to the upper floors. 
The "Dakota Stables" building was in operation as a garage until February 2007, when it was slated to be transformed by the Related Companies into a condominium residence "
Fence detail
" The general layout of the apartments is in the French style of the period, with all major rooms not only connected to each other, in enfilade, in the traditional way, but also accessible from a hall or corridor, an arrangement that allows a natural migration for guests from one room to another, especially on festive occasions, yet gives service staff discreet separate circulation patterns that offer service access to the main rooms. 
The principal rooms, such as parlors or the master bedroom, face the street, while the dining room, kitchen, and other auxiliary rooms are oriented toward the courtyard. Apartments thus are aired from two sides, which was a relative novelty in Manhattan at the time. 
(The Stuyvesant building, which was built in 1869, a mere ten years earlier, and which is considered Manhattan's first 
apartment building in the French style, has many apartments which have windows to one side only.) 
Some of the drawing rooms are 49 ft (15 m) long, and many of the ceilings are 14 ft (4.3 m) high; the floors are inlaid with  
mahogany, oak, and cherry  
(although in the apartment of Clark, the building's founder, famously, some floors were inlaid with sterling silver)."
Dakota Fanning played Cherie Currie in the movie The Runaways, which I guess makes her a singer, too (sewing machine?-).
Abbey Road?
 In the 2001 movie I Am Sam Dakota plays Lucy Diamond Dawson.
"Wilbur the pig is scared of the end of the season, because he knows that come that time, he will end up on the dinner table. 
He hatches a plan with Charlotte, a spider that lives in his pen, to ensure that this will never happen."
" The Dakota was the home of former Beatle John Lennon from 1973 on, and was the location of Lennon's murder by  
Mark David Chapman on December 8, 1980. 
The Strawberry Fields memorial was laid out in memory of Lennon in Central Park directly across Central Park West."
 The Dakota is the subject of the 2012 documentary  
Dreaming of the Dakota by director Scott Cardinal.
"The Dakota is a main staging point of a Lee Child novel called  
The Hard Way, which features his renown hero, Jack Reacher.
 In the 2001 Cameron Crowe film Vanilla Sky, the main character of 
David Aames (Tom Cruise) is shown to own two apartments in the building, though only exterior shots were used."  
Six degrees of Kevin Bacon, not to mention Courtney Love?
" The song 20 Years In the Dakota by Hole discusses Yoko Ono's life in the building after John Lennon's death; it was released on their 1997 compilation album, My Body, the Hand Grenade. "
" It is the home of Hunter Rose, from the graphic novel series Grendel."
" In the film Rosemary's Baby, the Dakota is used for exterior shots of "The Bramford," the apartment building where several of the characters live."

All quotes in black writing were taken direct from the Wikipedia article on The Dakota -
Read David Plate's chapter in The SYNC Book 2 for more Dakota syncs ... although he only writes about the building, not the actress, like I have.


  1. John Lennon: bigger than Jesus, the idol worshiped by the multitude

    Dakota Fanning: plays Christ to Kristen Stewart's Sophia in The Runaways (little miss sunshine)

    Mark Chapman = Judas = Heh Jude = Judy Garland, killing yr eidols and destroying illusions

    "Mark did a strange thing: he set up, on a bureau in his room, a display of his most treasured possessions ... They were designed to show the police the 'real' Mark when, as he anticipated, they later entered the room after he had accomplished the murder ... there was a movie still from The Wizard of Oz showing the young Judy Garland as Dorothy wiping away the Cowardly Lion's tears with 'To Dorothy' written on it in Mark's own handwriting."

  2. Anne Hathaway is set to play Garland in a biopic titled
    "Get Happy: The Life of Judy Garland".
    Harvey Weinstein has optioned Get Happy and will produce a stage show and film based on it.