The Dakota

The famous building where John Lennon lived and was tragically killed, appears in several chapters of New York. The true story of its construction and how it got its name - the tale that it was so-called because it was 'out in the wilderness' is an urban myth - is given in the 'Snow' chapter of the book.




 

 

 

Did You Know?
In 1598, Queen Elizabeth ordered a banquet featuring a food source from the new world: potatoes. The royal cooks, having never prepared potatoes before, threw the veggie away and cooked the green part or eye instead, sickening the whole royal court. Elizabeth banned the vegetable. The ban was eventually lifted a few years later when potatoes gained popularity in Spain, France and Italy.




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