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About Bleecker Street in New York City

Ted Lampron's 2019 novel BLEECKER STREET is about the illegal clubs in Manhattan, and the press coverage of the
New York Ripper that terrorized the city in 1890-91.

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.

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." (At bottom of page)

In a scene from the 2002 film GANGS OF NEW YORK, Finbar Furey performs the song (also a sea chantey) "New York Girls" ("Can't Ye Dance the Polka?").

"Growing Old on Bleeker Street" is a song featured on the debut album, Living Room, of pop trio AJR. (At bottom of page)

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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