From fashion to food to nightlife to the arts, Bleecker Street has always been the epicenter of downtown cool. For everyone from Bob Dylan to Dylan Thomas, Jimi Hendrix to Alicia Keys, Bleecker street has been the center of what’s great about New York City.
But even with all its history and rich culture, Bleecker Street is not immune to the threats of online and big box commerce. On the contrary, factor in the ever-increasing rents, and we see why more and more empty storefronts are appearing.
– The vacancies are unfathomable and must be combated in some way. If citizens do not support their own streets, then we can say good-bye to our cities’ vitality, says Gabriel Zangari, managing and design director at DGI NYC Office.
We teamed up with the Greenwich Village Chelsea Chamber of Commerce for #ShopBleecker, an initiative reminding everyone that Bleecker Street is still one of the best places in the city to shop, eat, and play.