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Strawberry Fields,Central Parks Memorial to John Lennon : New Book
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peregrine9
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17 May 2011 - 7.14am

I  have ordered this online.Because I would love a book of photographs of John's Memorial in Strawberry Fields,Central Park,New York.Have a safe and week everyone and take care.

Strawberry Fields,Central Parks Memorial to John Lennon : New Book
Hardcover: 96 pages
by Sara Cedar Miller
Publisher: Abrams (May 1, 2011)
Language: English

Yoko Ono’s beautiful/sad gift to New York City
May 13, 2011

Abrams has just published a gorgeous little photo book, “Strawberry Fields,” devoted to one of the most moving and useful memorials that I know of — the 5.3 acres of Central Park that was restored and landscaped in memory of John Lennon.The musician loved New York City intensely and made his home in one of the city’s most historic apartment buildings — the Dakota on Central Park West.

http://blog.ctnews.com/meyers/.....york-city/

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17 May 2011 - 8.36am

Thanks for posting that. Looks very nice.

 

I went there when i wen to NYC - of course - and Iw as both happy and terribly sad at the same time remembering John. I couldn't bring myself to stand right in front of the Dakota entrance, as many do, but I loved being in "Strawberry Fields".

I have to say a lot of people were goofing around on the Imagine mosaic whereas I think it deserves more respect.

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18 May 2011 - 2.15am

My fondest memory of my trip to NYC was going to Strawberry Fields and just sitting on a bench, thinking. Especially in that city where everything is moving a thousand miles an hour, it was nice. I was really pleased with how well maintained and respectful it was.

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18 May 2011 - 7.44am

Nice. The problem was when I was there it was April but there was a sudden heatwave so like everyone was in Central Park all of a sudden, so even SF was little overcrowded. I'll go back in November next time!

Apart from that and the Dakota, any other intersting 'Lennon spots' in NYC?

 

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19 May 2011 - 10.49pm

I read in the book Memories of John Lennon (at least I think it was in that book) that John used to eat at the same restaurant every night. There was a really nice and sad story that the owner of the restaurant wrote for the book. I couldn't tell you what the restaurant was called off of the top of my head, but you'd have to imagine it was close to the Dakota. But I think that restaurant has some pictures or something in it.

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6 June 2011 - 3.20pm

More Strawberry Fileds / Cebntral Park news:

 

Musicians fined for performing in areas of Central Park

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7 June 2011 - 12.43pm

Sitting on a cornflake said:

Musicians fined for performing in areas of Central Park

 

To a degree, I can understand the need for some type of noise control at places like SF in Central Park. Think of it this way. What if you were in NYC on vacation and wanted to check out SF only to get there and have some burnout singing and playing Lennon songs badly? In a city of millions and millions of people, I have to believe it happens all the time. I'd be put out for sure.

On the other hand, to not allow any music to be played there just doesn't smell right. A nice compromise would be to have quiet hours during certain times of day or night - not ban it altogether.

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Zig said:

Sitting on a cornflake said:

Musicians fined for performing in areas of Central Park

 

To a degree, I can understand the need for some type of noise control at places like SF in Central Park. Think of it this way. What if you were in NYC on vacation and wanted to check out SF only to get there and have some burnout singing and playing Lennon songs badly? In a city of millions and millions of people, I have to believe it happens all the time. I'd be put out for sure.

On the other hand, to not allow any music to be played there just doesn't smell right. A nice compromise would be to have quiet hours during certain times of day or night - not ban it altogether.

Right Zig..which is kind of what happened to me .. not playing music but just mucking about (Am. Eng.: fooling around) . It's just a place that needs some peace (of course) and quiet as it is JL's 'tombstone' in a way.

And I DON'T WANT anyone singing "Imagine" , as there is only ONE PESOn who can sing that song as far as I'm concerned.

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7 June 2011 - 4.44pm

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7 June 2011 - 8.04pm

I agree with you Zig. What if on John's birthday I wanna go there and sing? I just think it's not fair to ban all the music.

Here comes the sun….. Scoobie-doobie……

Something in the way she moves…..attracts me like a cauliflower…

Bop. Bop, cat bop. Go, Johnny, Go.

Beware of Darkness… 

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