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The Dakota

These culturally and historically rich upscale apartments are located on 72nd and Central Park West. Built somehwhere between 1880 and 1884, the Dakota remains one of Manhattan’s most prestigious residential buildings. The apartments have housed many well known entertainers including actress Judy Garland, composer Leonard Bernstein and John Lennon. Lennon was murdered at the apartment’s south entrance in 1980. The architect, Henry J. Hardenbergh, also designed NYC’s Plaza Hotel.