Stephen Birmingham
Life at the Dakota: New York’s Most Unusual Address

Life at the Dakota: New York’s Most Unusual Address


If you're eagerly awaiting the release of Fiona Davis' The Address from Books Everyone Will Be Talking About This Summer, set at the Dakota, the most famous address in Manhattan, Life at the Dakota is a "history of the first hundred years of one of the most storied residential addresses in Manhattan and the legendary lives lived within its walls, from Lauren Bacall to John Lennon. The quirky German Renaissance–style castle, with its intricate façade, peculiar interior design, and gargoyle guardians peering down on Central Park, was an immediate hit, particularly among the city's well-heeled intellectuals and artists. Over the next century it would become home to an eclectic cast of celebrity residents who were charmed by its labyrinthine interior and secret passageways, its mysterious past, and its ghosts."

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