MacDougal Street

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MacDougal Street
MacDougal Street east side south of Minetta Lane.jpg
The east side of MacDougal Street below Minetta Lane (2015)
Location Manhattan, New York City
Coordinates 40°43′49.866″N 74°0′0.247″W / 40.73051833°N 74.00006861°W / 40.73051833; -74.00006861Coordinates: 40°43′49.866″N 74°0′0.247″W / 40.73051833°N 74.00006861°W / 40.73051833; -74.00006861
North end West 8th Street
South end Prince Street
East Sullivan Street
West Sixth Avenue
No. 115, The Players Theatre and Cafe Wha? in 2015
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 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. Retrieved 29 May 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 2013-12-05.
  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 (1 July 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. ^ Gupte, Pranay. "Macdougal Alley Passes a Milestone", The New York Times, August 19, 1973. Accessed December 22, 2008.
  17. ^ Illustrated Catalogue: National Academy of Design, Winter Exhibition. National Academy of Design. 1914.
  18. ^ "11 MacDougal Alley, New York (Photographs of James McBey's Homes)". Aberdeen Art Gallery. Retrieved 2022-09-11.


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