John Lennon's New York
December 8th, 2005

Today marks the 25th anniversary of the death of John Lennon — and local opinion writers are remembering the artist and his connections to New York.

The New York Times’ Jack Mitchell unveils a previously unpublished photo of Lennon and Yoko Ono, taken shortly before the musician was shot and killed outside his Upper West Side apartment. The Times also has a feature on Dr. Stephan Lynn, who was running the emergency room at Roosevelt Hospital that night.

In the Daily News, David Hinckley ponders Lennon’s legacy and what he really left music fans and his critics.

Newsday offers an audio slide show which begins “John Lennon could have lived anywhere in the world. He chose New York.”

And a New York Post cover story claims “City Apple of Lennon’s Eye.”

“New York was a natural fit for John Lennon in 1971 — a king of rock ‘n’ roll who had divorced his bandmates and was now wedded to an avant-garde artist,” the Post writes. “Where else to escape the stodgy conservatism of England — where Lennon had been set up for a drug bust by an overzealous cop — than the cultural capital of the world?”

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