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Roberta Flack Selling Condo in Dakota Building

Who’s the bigger legend here? Roberta Flack? One of the most beloved singers of all time. Or the Dakota building?  The home to many legends and the scene of John Lennon’s tragic shooting in 1980.

The “Killing Me Softly” singer has lived in the Dakota for 40 years.  A relatively small home at just 2000 sq ft, the 2 bedroom, 2 bath and airy 12 ft high ceilings.  But as the pictures show, the rooms can be tight. And the mirrored walls outdated. So perhaps the impending remodel is what scares buyers away from the lofty $6,995,000 price tag.   Or perhaps it’s the $8,866 monthly fees for the privilege of living there.

The stuffy listing describes the building thusly:

Designed by Henry J. Hadenbergh, The Dakota is a legendary icon of NYC living due to its incredible architecture and illustrious list of current and past residents. The Dakota architecture includes opulent finials, oil-burning lamps, and a manned sentry greet residents and their guests. From the elegant porte cochre entrance you can see glimpses of a fountain, located at the center of The Dakotas beautiful interior courtyard.