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New York, New York: Imagine Memorial at Strawberry Fields

Circular tile memorial in Central Park featuring the word "Imagine" is across the street from where John Lennon was murdered in 1980.

W. 72nd St., New York, NY
Enter Central Park at W. 72nd St. and Central Park West. Follow the sidewalk on the north side of W. 72nd St., and it will quickly lead you straight to the Imagine memorial.
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The Dakota, Strawberry Fields, John Lennon

Former Beatles singer/songwriter John Lennon lived in The Dakota apartments. He was shot and killed out front by a deranged fan on December 8, 1980. Across Central Park West, Strawberry Fields is a two acre landscaped area of Central Park dedicated to hope and peace in memory of John Lennon, but it is best known for the mosaic Imagine circle in the asphalt pathway. Some days it's decorated with flowers in the shape of a peace sign. This is designated as a Central Park Quiet Zone, but invariably you'll find someone there playing, singing, and butchering your favorite Beatles songs.

[Mike Gassmann, 06/09/2019]

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