When the Henry Janeway Hardenbergh architecture firm designed The Dakota in 1880, we bet they didn’t imagine that 128 years later a certain troubled young woman named Lindsay Lohan might call the place home. According to News of the World, 22-year-old Ms. Lohan, a Long Island native, has been eyeing a $4.6 million apartment at the West 72nd Street building, which she plans to inhabit with her girlfriend, Samantha Ronson.
According to the UK tabloid, Ms. Lohan is already making decorating plans. A “top decorator” has apparently been given direction that includes a 12-foot circular bed with a leopard print headboard, "Hers and Hers" monogrammed towels, separate pink and black bathrooms, and a DJ area with a disco ball.
But before Ms. Lohan can book her Celebrity Movers truck, she’ll have to convince the building’s coop board that she would make for a good neighbor.
Residents of The Dakota past and present include Lauren Bacall, Judy Garland, Yoko Ono, producer Jane Rosenthal, football coach and announcer John Madden, and filmmaker Albert Maysles. Something tells us a coop board with these sorts of celebrity names might not welcome the Ms. Lohan’s late night outings, or the hordes of paparazzi who seem to follow her wherever she goes. But Ms. Lohan doesn’t seem worried.
“Lindsay’s had her eye on the Dakota building for years," an unnamed source told News of the World. "It’s an iconic building and she’s not bothered about the complaints from residents. She plans to make it a hotbed for parties." We’ll see about that!
The Daily Transom would also like to note that Ms. Lohan has a younger brother named Dakota.
UPDATE: A resident of The Dakota has emailed the Daily Transom with the following missive, presented here unadulterated:
The Dakota, a salud sanctorium that once was home to Boris Karloff, William Inge, Judy Holliday, Leonard Bernstein, Jo Mielziner, Hiro, Rudolf Nureyev, Judy Garland, Jose Ferrer and Rosemary Clooney, among others, is no longer a building that welcomes actors, directors, scenic designers, musicians, painters, sculptors, playwrights or any other practitioner of the creative arts. All they want today is hedge fund managers, money-grabbing Wall Street crooks, dubious CEOs and other corporate zombies with deep pockets. After turning away Antonio Banderas and Melanie Griffith, and after heading Harrison Ford off at the pass before he even made an offer, I can assure you beyond a reasonable doubt, that a snowball from Hell would have a better chance of getting into The Dakota than Lindsay Lohan.