Tag Archives: The Dakota Apartments

OUR FIRST SNOW • nyc 2017

It wasn’t a heavy snowfall……….just a nice dusting of a few inches……….lightly coating the roof of the Dakota apartments.

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The Great Blue Heron…..on my terrace….was Not amused!

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And the few flowers that had survived……….now buried in the snow.

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NYC BLIZZARD of 2016• Over! Hooray!

The snow is just about gone.  Now I can venture forth without wearing those heavy BOOTS!

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The DAKOTA in a shroud!

 

The “Old Girl” is crumbling.  Built in 1880 by CLARK ……[the owner of Singer sewing machines]………..needs a lot of repairs……….to the tune of $33 million.P1430264

That will certainly shoot up the monthly maintenance fees.

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The apartment of the deceased…….Lauren Bacall is up for sale at $26million……….if you’re interested in being my neighbor.

 

NYC. ……the BLIZZARD of 2015……. that wasn’t!

What happened to the  blizzard?  It looks like about 5 inches….not 3 feet.

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FIFTH AVENUE

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BOW BRIDGE

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MY FRONT TERRACE

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DAKOTA APARTMENTS…..where John Lennon lived.  Yoko is still there.

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He has a rough job…………holding up all that _ _ _ _ snow!!!

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DAMN………….this white stuff is cold!

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 The candle blew away in the wind!

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Tommy Turtle seems to be surviving…………but he would rather be surfing.

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No sitting in the sun today.

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Fergie Frog………

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Warm and cozy indoors……….I plan to stay in.  Soup for lunch.

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My Christmas Trees……..looking lovely.

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 The Great Blue Heron takes it all in stride.  But prefers Florida!

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Looking toward the corner of 5th Avenue and 59th street.

JOHN LENNON Strawberry Fields Memorial

When John Lennon was murdered…………..his widow, Yoko Ono,  gave a gift to the city………a memorial to John in Central Park.………STRAWBERRY FIELDS.

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Thousands of tourists visit the memorial every day.  Many bring flowers…..candles……..toys mentioned in his music……..and photographs of John which they leaves behind.  Then they take thousands of “selfies”.

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I was there at the DAKOTA when John was shot……….I spent the rest of the night with thousands of New Yorkers who gathered when they heard the news.  We lit candles and sang Beatles songs throughout the night.

The DAKOTA under Snow

The DAKOTA APARTMENTS has been sitting on this corner of Central Park West since 1881. Opera stars, movie stars, famous artists and singers. The BEATLE, John Lennon was murdered here ………Yoko Ono still lives there.

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I love looking out my art studio window at all the dormers, gables, steep roofs, terra-cotta spandrels, panels, niches, balconies and balustrades.  I never tire of the view.

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The Dakota is recognized as a National Historic Landmark.

MY TERRACE IN AUTUMN

The view over Central Park was glorious this morning is the muted sunlight.  FIFTH AVENUE was glowing.  Just above the trees……on the left…….the house with the green roof………is where mayor Bloomberg lives.  He chose not to live in the Mayors Mansion on the Upper East Side during his 12 year reign.

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Bow Bridge is in the lower right hand corner. Lots of weddings take place on this bridge.

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A friend schlepped this lamp back from Istanbul for my terrace.

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The little yellow birdie actually chirps ” Tweet…..tweet…….tweet”!

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KALE!  I look at it……….I do not cook it!

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Will I use this CUCURBITA to make PUMPKIN PIE?  No.  I buy it in a can at Whole Foods.

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I thought a bird might built a nest in the basket!  NOT!  The mockingbird chose my holly bush instead.

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Another bird house that was not used!

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The sunset last night was wild.  Dorothy….are we in Kansas???  No, but there were 40 horrible tornados in the Midwest.

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My Viburnam is not a happy camper.  A CARPENTER BEE bore into the trunk…….ate out the insides………and my poor little tree will have to get chopped down tomorrow.

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The front terrace is still somewhat green………very wierd for the middle on November.

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Harvest Greenman Sculpture……he is supposed to be related to natural vegetative deities……..springs up in different cultures throughout history.

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My garden cherub is sad………..winter is coming and his little butt will freeze off !

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The autumn view over the roof of the Dakota……never fails to thrill me.

CLICK ON THE VIDEO:  Sarah Vaughn “Autumn in New York”