Today we tip our hat to dads everywhere. We would list them all, but that would take too long and we have a brunch to attend.
In the interest of brevity, here’s a list of some of the most famous fathers to have lived on the Upper West Side, mostly courtesy of Landmark West.
Babe Ruth: The Babe lived at the Ansonia Hotel and adopted two daughters.
Duke Ellington: The great jazz musician lived on West 106th Street and Riverside Drive and had a son, who was also a musician.
John Lennon: The famous Beatle had two sons and lived at the Dakota on 72nd Street.
Tony Randall: The actor raised two children at the Beresford on West 81st Street and Central Park West.
Leonard Bernstein: The Maestro lived in the Dakota and had two daughters.
Robert Moses: The master builder briefly lived on West 71st Street, and had two daughters.
Jerry Stiller: The actor wasn’t just George Costanza’s father on Seinfeld; he also raised Ben Stiller
in an apartment at the Beresford at 118 Riverside Drive.
If you’re looking for a very funny, profane (and outdated) take on fatherhood, check out Chris Rock’s “Real Daddies” routine.
Image of Jerry Stiller painting by Catsills Grrl.