Upper West Side of Manhattan in New York City, at 1 West 72nd Street, New York, NY 10023."
|Co-Op, or Coop?|
|Entrance where John Lennon was shot.|
|Police artist's drawing of the murder|
|John Lennon? Singer?|
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."
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.|
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 -
after a comment posted on the post of mine -
The D Is Silent ... Another Col(d)man Sync?-)
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 "
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?-).
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."
Dreaming of the Dakota by director Scott Cardinal.
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?|
" It is the home of Hunter Rose, from the graphic novel series Grendel."
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.