John Lennon's home in New York City is on Bank Street. He and Yoko Ono lived here from 1971 to 1973. Wanting to distance themselves from The Beatles and the controversy surrounding their breakup, Lennon and Ono moved to New York in August of 1971. They stayed at the St. Regis Hotel until moving here in October. Lennon had just released Imagine in September and would follow that up a year later in 1972 with the only album he would release while living on Bank Street, Some Time In New York City. It was said of the couple's time here they would often use the phone in their next door neighbor's house at 107 to avoid FBI wiretapping. In February of 1973 Lennon and Ono moved to their apartment in the Dakota building soon after being robbed here one night in late 1972.