John Lennon and Yoko Ono
In 1973, after two years renting in New York's Greenwich Village, the ex-Beatle and the avant-garde artist moved into the oldest, grandest apartment building on Central Park West. Lennon fell for New York almost as hard as he had fallen for Ono. The couple, who had been hounded by fans and the press since their "bed-in" days and accusations that their romance broke up the most famous rock band in the world, found peace in their New York anonymity, and decided they wanted to live out their lives in the city. The 1884 building was a perfect spot for the pair to settle down; it was luxurious, secure, and right next to Central Park, where they loved to take long walks.