Yoko Ono is the latest to say she’s done with New York City.
The 90-year-old is choosing to spend the rest of her life in a rural New York home that she and her late husband John Lennon bought together in 1978. according to daily mail,
For the past 50 years, Ono has called the exclusive Dakota building — located on West 72nd Street and known as the first luxury apartment building in America — her home. Lennon was shot outside the Dakota’s archway on December 8, 1980.
During the pandemic, Ono opted to move to her sprawling 600-acre ranch in the Catskills near Franklin, New York, full-time — with no plans to return to her Upper West Side residence, the outlet reported.
Ono and the Beatles legend initially bought the farm as a retreat – and to raise Holstein dairy cows.
Ono now lives a “peaceful life”, with sources saying the small town has a population of just 340 people.
The main house on the sprawling property has four bedrooms and two bathrooms—and outside, Ono grows her own vegetables. There is a farmers market and pizza restaurant nearby.
Philip Norman in his book, “John Lennon: The Life“Writes that the English singer at one time bought a herd of 122 cows and 10 bulls for the farm.
Back in 2013, the farm became the subject of controversy when Ono and his son, Sean, opposed fracking in New York State. There was a growing threat to the farm located atop the Marcellus Shale—a rock formation geologists estimate holds trillions of cubic feet of natural gas.
“I’ve always felt lucky,” Lennon wrote in an op-ed. the new York Times“to live on the ground [my father] loved a lot.”
despite being wheelchair-bound With her health declining in recent years, Ono recently revealed that she goes walk 4 miles to avoid depression,
Ono did not remarry after Lennon’s murder.
In 2017, Sean, now 47, pushed Ono in a wheelchair to receive the National Music Publishers Association’s Centennial Song Award.
“I’ve learned a lot from this disease,” Ono said during her acceptance speech. “I’m grateful I got through this.”
It is still unclear which ailment she was referring to, but in 2020, a source close to her staff told The Post that the avant-garde artist required round-the-clock care. Before moving to his ranch, the source said he rarely left his spacious apartment in the Dakotas.
Born in 1933 in Tokyo, Japan, Ono was raised in a banking family that suffered from starvation during World War II. They were often forced to barter household items for food while taking refuge from Allied bombings.
Elliot Mintz, a close family friend and publicist, told The Post in 2020, “She’s exceptionally special.”