MacDougal Street

The Provincetown and Wilf Hall Signage Unveiled

Posted July 2, 2010 at 6:25 am

The new NYU construction at 133-139 Macdougal Street, built on the ruins of the old Provincetown Playhouse, is almost ready to roll.  In just the last few weeks, much of the heavy-duty machinery, scaffolding, and traffic barricades have been relieved of their duties.  Instead, there are NYU security guards.  But that’s not all.

Town Tavern on West 3rd Under New Management

Last modified November 1, 2010 at 12:14 am

The perennial Greenwich Village frat-dive, Town Tavern, is now under new management.  Yellow signs in the windows announce this fact, as does the brown paper obscuring shots of the interior.

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Al Pacino Spotted Filming Son of No One on MacDougal

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:35 am

Yesterday afternoon, the in-production crime thriller Son of No One was filming inside Caffe Dante at 79 MacDougal Street.  Lead star Al Pacino sat in a director’s chair curbside for a good amount of time, drawing stares (and cameras) from giddy passersby.  This production was last seen on Grand Street back in mid-April.

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Brickwork at New NYU Legal Facility on MacDougal

Posted April 27, 2010 at 6:27 am

Remember the Provincetown Playhouse (est. 1916) on MacDougal?  Like so many buildings across downtown, the last remaining piece of the historic structure is now held hostage by NYU.  Nevertheless, after a year wrought with overzealous demolition, stop work orders, and new construction, the legal facility is finally taking shape.

That Scummy Street Splash

Posted April 27, 2010 at 6:22 am

Getting clipped by scummy street-splash certainly sucks, especially while on a cell phone and without an umbrella.

Coming Soon: Pubblico Espresso Bar at 124 MacDougal

Posted March 11, 2010 at 6:26 am

Just two short months after Esperanto Cafe called it quits, a new java joint is opening a few doors north at 124 MacDougal Street.  Signs hanging in the papered windows above the underground Rabbit Club advertise a Pubblico Espresso Bar.

Bleecker Street Sidewalk Singer [Video]

Posted March 8, 2010 at 6:18 am

Not too long ago, this tall drink of water was pacing the sidewalk outside Ciao on Bleecker Street, singing at the top of his lungs.  It sounded like he was practicing his scales.

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99 Below on MacDougal Closed and for Rent

Last modified March 2, 2010 at 7:30 am

Almost three months ago, 99 Below, the cellar bar at 99 MacDougal Street, was slapped with a vacate order due to conditions “imminently perilous to life.”  It was an event from which the relatively new establishment would not recover.

Morning Glory Filming on Bleecker Today

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:38 am

Filming for Morning Glory makes a return to the downtown area today, despite the hard rains of the past few days and the impending snow storm.  The shoot will take place on Bleecker Street, between MacDougal and Thompson.

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Aurora at 185 Bleecker is Out of Business

Posted February 18, 2010 at 6:19 am

Aurora, the trinket-slash-old-school-boutique shop at 185 Bleecker Street is out of business.  In fact, if the notice attached to the window is any indication, the self-proclaimed “fabulous boutique” was legally possessed by the Marshal’s Office on February 9.