MacDougal Street

Coordinates: 40°43′49.866″N 74°0′0.247″W / 40.73051833°N 74.00006861°W / 40.73051833; -74.00006861
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MacDougal Street
The east side of MacDougal Street below Minetta Lane (2015)
LocationManhattan, New York City, New York, United States
Coordinates40°43′49.866″N 74°0′0.247″W / 40.73051833°N 74.00006861°W / 40.73051833; -74.00006861
North endWest 8th Street
South endPrince Street
EastSullivan Street
WestSixth Avenue
Nos. 82–96, part of the MacDougal–Sullivan Gardens Historic District
No. 115, The Players Theatre and Cafe Wha? in 2015
Nos. 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 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

Other notable residents include Francesco Carrozzini, Francesco Clemente, Diego Della Valle, John Hammond Jr., Baz Luhrmann, Pat Steir.[7] Alexander Calder bought a townhouse in the 1960s for his daughter Mary.[7]

Washington Square

MacDougal Alley

In media[edit]


  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, Willensky & Leadon 2010, p. 138.
  3. ^ "Past Village Award Winners". GVSHP. Archived from the original on May 28, 2015. Retrieved May 29, 2015.
  4. ^ Dolkart & Postal 2009, p. 50.
  5. ^ a b White, Willensky & Leadon 2010, p. 141
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i Jim Naureckas. "New York City Songlines: Macdougal Street". Retrieved December 5, 2013.
  7. ^ a b c "What Do Anna Wintour and Bob Dylan Have in Common? This Secret Garden" by Steven Kurutz, The New York Times, September 28, 2016
  8. ^ "Kettle of Fish", in The Villager 2007
  9. ^ Dolkart & Postal 2009, p. 58.
  10. ^ Bonetto, Cristian (July 1, 2016). Lonely Planet New York City. Lonely Planet Publications. p. 342. ISBN 978-1-76034-172-5.
  11. ^ "At 129 MacDougal, circa 1926, lesbian tearoom ruled", amNY, April 20, 2010
  12. ^ "Eve Adams' Tearoom",
  13. ^ École polyvalente Eva Kotchever (in French)
  14. ^ White, Willensky & Leadon 2010, p. 133.
  15. ^ Dunlap, David W. (2004). From Abyssinian to Zion: A Guide to Manhattan's Houses of Worship. New York: Columbia University Press. p. 271. ISBN 0-231-12543-7.
  16. ^ "NATIONAL HISTORIC LANDMARK NOMINATION: Whitney Museum of American Art".
  17. ^ "Stables and Studios Shoulder to Shoulder". The Washington Post. June 4, 1905. p. 6. Retrieved April 2, 2024.
  18. ^ Saga Beus, Sara Burkhart, Lulu Fleming-Benite, Nina Hood, Shu Han Liu, Ozana Pleminitash, Kristy Schwartzman, and Sarah Seiler. "Greenwich Village Artists: A Two-Part, Self-Guided Walking Tour".{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  19. ^ Kiel, Mark. "Creating History". The Peorian. Retrieved April 2, 2024.
  20. ^ Farnsworth, P.T. (1907). The Craftsman: An Illustrated Monthly Magazine in the Interest of Better Art, Better Work, and a Better and More Reasonable Way of Living. United Crafts. pp. 57–69.
  21. ^ Schulz, Dana (August 17, 2020). "You can rent a rare carriage house on MacDougal Alley for $10K/month | 6sqft". Retrieved April 2, 2024.
  22. ^ Gupte, Pranay. "Macdougal Alley Passes a Milestone", The New York Times, August 19, 1973. Accessed December 22, 2008.
  23. ^ Illustrated Catalogue: National Academy of Design, Winter Exhibition. National Academy of Design. 1914.
  24. ^ "11 MacDougal Alley, New York (Photographs of James McBey's Homes)". Aberdeen Art Gallery. Retrieved September 11, 2022.


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