Dakota Apartments/Strawberry Fields
New York, NY 10023
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Before they were famous for having John Lennon shot outside of them, the Dakota Apartments were known for being the cityas first luxury-apartment house. Arguably the most prestigious address on the Upper West Side, the 125-year old building was built with servantas quarters, a gym, and a playroom for the kiddies. In the park across from the building is a small memorial to John Lennon, called aStrawberry Fields." A simple mosaic, made in Pompeii, bears the word aImagine."
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Dedicated in 1985, this 2.5-acre area of the park is a memorial to musician John Lennon, who was murdered nearby on December 8, 1980.
After John Lennon's death, Yoko Ono donated a million dollars to the city to create a memorial in his favorite section of Central Park, directly across the street from their home in The Dakota.
PHOTO: Lennon fans adorn the "Imagine" mosaic at Strawberry Fields with flowers and candles to honor the Beatles' birthday in 2006, at the link!
Go to Strawberry Fields and pay tribute to Beatle John Lennon at the beautiful "IMAGINE" mosaic. His birthday, October 9th and the day he died, December 9th draws huge crowds of fans singing his hits.
This park was dedicated to John Lennon's memory. He used to walk here often in his final years.
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