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Bleecker Street

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Published 09/10/2016

Fodor's Review

Walking the stretch of Bleecker Street between 5th and 7th Avenues provides a smattering of just about everything synonymous with Greenwich Village these days: NYU buildings, record stores, Italian caf├ęs and food shops, pizza and takeout joints, bars and nightclubs, and funky boutiques. A lazy afternoon here may consist of sampling some of the city's best pizza, grabbing an espresso, and soaking up the downtown fashion scene. Notable along the Greenwich Village length of the street is Our Lady of Pompeii Church, at Bleecker and Carmine, where Mother Cabrini, a naturalized Italian immigrant who became the first American citizen to be canonized, often prayed. Foodies love the blocks between 6th and 7th Avenues for the specialty purveyors like Murray's Cheese (at No. 254). West of 7th Avenue, where Bleecker crosses the border into the West Village, things get more upscale, with fashion and home-furnishings boutiques featuring antiques, eyeglasses, handbags, shoes, and designer clothing.

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New York, New York, USA

Published 09/10/2016


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