About Bleecker Street

In Literature

Valenti Angelo's 1949 novel The Bells of Bleecker Street is set in the Italian American community in that neighborhood.
Nobel laureate Derek Walcott wrote a poem about Bleecker Street entitled "Bleecker Street, Summer".
In Marvel Comics, 177A Bleecker Street is the location of Doctor Strange's Sanctum Sanctorum.

In Film and Television

  • The Kate & Allie television show from the 1980s depicted two single mothers living on Bleecker in a basement apartment.

  • The original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie is set on Bleecker Street according to the set designers. In one instance, it is mentioned that April's apartment is located on 11th and Bleecker.

  • Much of the film No Reservations (2007), starring Catherine Zeta-Jones and Aaron Eckhart, is set in a restaurant on the corner of Bleecker and Charles Streets. The name of their fictitious restaurant is 22 Bleecker.

  • In The WB series What I Like About You, Holly and Valerie live in an apartment on Bleecker Street.

  • The Matthews family in Girl Meets World live near Bleecker Street and frequent the Bleecker subway station.

  • New Andy Warhol Garrick Theatre (in the 1960s) at 152 Bleecker Street

  • In the Friends episode "The One Where Chandler Can't Cry", an adult-video store "on Bleecker" is mentioned.

In Music

  • Menotti wrote an opera The Saint of Bleecker Street

  • Japanese pop star Ayumi Hamasaki visited Bleecker Street during the recording of her (Miss)understood album. The pictures were later published in Hamasaki's famous "Deji Deji Diary" that is published in each issue of ViVi Magazine.[17]

  • Iggy Pop discusses dying on Bleecker Street in his song "Punk Rocker".

  • The Simon & Garfunkel album Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M. contains a song called "Bleecker Street".

  • In the sea shanty "New York Girls", 44 Bleecker Street is referenced as a house of ill repute.

  • "Growing Old on Bleeker Street" is a song featured on the debut album, Living Room, of pop trio AJR.

  • Joni Mitchell references Bleecker Street in her 1969 album Clouds: "Still I'll take a chance and say / I found someone to love today / There's a sorrow in his eyes / Like the angel made of tin / What will happen if I try / To place another heart in him / In a Bleecker Street cafe / I found someone to love today."

  • "Downtown Bleecker" is a modern instrumental jazz piece for saxophone which appears on the digital EP Midnight Sun, produced by independent artist Simon Edward.

  • Lloyd Cole's eponymous 1990 album, track 2 "What do you know about love?" contains the lyrics: "it's raining on Bleecker Street, from my heart down to my feet now"

  • The Marcy Playground song Vampires of New York on their debut album Marcy Playground (album) mentions "all the whores on Bleecker Street".

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