MacDougal Street

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MacDougal Street
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The corner of MacDougal Street and Minetta Lane
Location Manhattan, New York City
North end West 8th Street
South end Prince Street
East Sullivan Street
West Sixth Avenue
No. 114, Esperanto Café in 2009
No.127–131 are New York City landmarks

MacDougal Street is a one-way street in the Greenwich Village and SoHo neighborhoods of Manhattan, New York City. The street is bounded on the south by Prince Street and on the north by West 8th Street; its numbering begins in the south. Between Waverly Place and West 3rd Street it carries the name Washington Square West and the numbering scheme changes, running north to south, beginning with #29 Washington Square West at Waverly Place and ending at #37 at West 3rd Street.[1] Traffic on the street runs southbound (downtown).

MacDougal Street is named for Alexander McDougall, a merchant and Revolutionary War military leader. MacDougall is also the namesake of MacDougal Alley, a private cul-de-sac owned jointly by the residents of Washington Square North to its south and West 8th Street to its north, for whom it was created in 1833 for their stables. The Alley runs east off of MacDougal Street in the block between West 8th Street and Waverly Place/Washington Square North.

MacDougal Street has been called "the most colorful and magnetic venue for tourists on an evening outing in the Village."[2] It has been the subject of many songs, poems, and other forms of artistic expression, and has been frequented by numerous famous individuals.

Historic locations and residents[edit]

MacDougal Street

Washington Square

MacDougal Alley

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References[edit]

Notes

  1. ^ Numbering in the streets around Washington Square Park begins at #1 in the northeast corner on Washington Square North (Waverly Place) and proceeds counter-clockwise to #87 on Washington Square East University Place.
  2. ^ White, Norval & Willensky, Elliot with Leadon, Fran (2010). AIA Guide to New York City (5th ed.). New York: Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780195383867. , p. 138
  3. ^ New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission; Postal, Matthew A. (ed. and text); Dolkart, Andrew S. (text). (2009) Guide to New York City Landmarks (4th ed.) New York: John Wiley & Sons. ISBN 978-0-470-28963-1, p. 50
  4. ^ a b White, Norval & Willensky, Elliot with Leadon, Fran (2010). AIA Guide to New York City (5th ed.). New York: Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780195383867. , p.141
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i Jim Naureckas. ""New York City Songlines: Macdougal Street"". Nysonglines.com. Retrieved 2013-12-05. 
  6. ^ "Kettle of Fish", in The Villager 2007
  7. ^ New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission; Postal, Matthew A. (ed. and text); Dolkart, Andrew S. (text). (2009) Guide to New York City Landmarks (4th ed.) New York: John Wiley & Sons. ISBN 978-0-470-28963-1, p. 58
  8. ^ White, Norval & Willensky, Elliot with Leadon, Fran (2010). AIA Guide to New York City (5th ed.). New York: Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780195383867. , p. 133
  9. ^ Dunlap, David W. From Abyssinian to Zion. (2004) New York: Columbia University Press. ISBN 0-231-12543-7, p. 271
  10. ^ Gupte, Pranay. "MacDougal Alley Passes a Milestone", The New York Times, August 19, 1973. Accessed December 22, 2008.

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