Bleecker Street in Manhattan is known for being the nightclub district in Greenwich Village. The street is nearby Washington Square Park and the Café Wha? music club.
Along the street, you can find the Bayard-Condict Building, the former site of the Bleecker Street Cinemas and Our Lady of Pompeii Church on Carmine Street. There are also many night spots you might want to check out, including The Bitter End, Cafe Au Go Go and The Village Gate. Grab some mouthwatering meals at Magnolia Bakery, Bleecker Street Pizza, Pasticceria Rocco - Rocco's Pastry Shop and John's of Bleecker Street.
Bleecker Street is named after the Bleecker family. The street ran through the farm of the Bleeckers before they deeded a major portion of the land to the city in 1808.
Many notable persons have resided on Bleecker Street, including Alicia Kings, James Agee, Mark Van Doren, Robert Frank, Cookie Mueller and Mariska Hargitay.
Bleecker Street is referenced in Stephen King's The Dark Tower series, as well as Philip Roth's The Human Stain and José Domingos Costa's 'The Living Museum.' The street is also seen in many films and television shows, including Nick & Nora's Infinite Playlist, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Friends, Spider-Man 2, What I Like About You, I Love Lucy and Big Daddy.