"Bleecker & Macdougal" Greenwich Village Tip by davequ

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The area of Bleecker & Macdougal St in the village is an enjoyable walk, both day and nightime.
There is so much history and for me
so many musical ghosts to chase.
Some of the best music & major influences from my teen years originated in this part of town.

from my favorite Fred Neil ... (Here's a classic & beautiful Fred Neil 'Dolphins' clip - c/o the Sopranos)

the Blues Project / Cafe Wha? & the Bitter End, the Velvet Underground scene with Andy Warhol to the best early Dylan.

The Greenwich Village music scene from as early as the 1920s to 1964 was the precursor to the major wave of musical influence that spawned out on the West Coast and later in 1966 / 67 washed over the entire country,
cleansing and changing everything.

Even if music history isn't your thing, though now a gentrified, expensive neighborhood (like most of Manhattan these days) there are still lots of off-the-wall interesting little businesses & cafes: everything from psychics, tattoo parlours & unique / collector record shops to coffeehouses - great places to hang out & people-watch.
Speaking of NY gentrification: Comdomania (pictured 2nd) is yet another victim of skyrocketing Manhattan rents
C-mania closed
(gee, maybe they'll slam in another fu#%ng Starbucks ...)

Sorry, the Bleeker St / Village webcam appears to be gone.

Though it is definitely not what it was then (what IS?) the area of Bleecker & Macdougal still can be a very interesting & fun walk, not to mention (if you are an aging musician) a both happy & sad stroll down "nostalgia lane."

Address: Bleecker & Macdougal
Directions: Greenwich Village .... here's a map :
Phone: 646-801-8
Website: http://www.nycgv.com/

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  • Updated Jun 25, 2013
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