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Bedford Street

 
 
Bedford Street Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 20, 2012
1. Bedford Street Marker
Inscription. Once a dirt country trail designed as an access to Christopher Street. A popular village thoroughfare. Having been mapped prior to 1799, Bedford Street is one of the earliest recorded streets in Greenwich Village. This street is named after Bedford Street in London, England
 
Erected 1979 by Bedford, Barrow, Commerce Block Ass’n.
 
Location. 40° 43.915′ N, 74° 0.307′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is at the intersection of Bedford Street and Barrow Street on Bedford Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 76 Bedford Street, New York NY 10014, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Barrow Street ( here, next to this marker); Commerce Street ( within shouting distance of this marker); 36 Commerce Street ( within shouting distance of this marker); Edna St. Vincent Millay ( within shouting distance of this marker); 38 Commerce Street ( within shouting distance of this marker); 70 Bedford Street ( within shouting distance of this marker); James Vandenburgh’s Home ( within shouting distance of this marker); No. 48 Commerce Street ( within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
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Bedford Street Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 20, 2012
2. Bedford Street Marker
The marker is on the corner of the building.
 Chumley's - wikipedia. Chumley's is a historic pub and former speakeasy at 86 Bedford Street in New York City. According to writer John D. Lukacs in a 2003 piece for the now-defunct USAirways in-flight Magazine Attache, it was established in 1922 by the "erstwhile anarchist, labor organizer, and soldier of fortune turned entrepreneur" Leland Stanford Chumley, who converted a former blacksmith's shop near the corner of Bedford and Barrow Streets into the Prohibition-era drinking establishment (Submitted on July 5, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
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Chumley's (under renovation) image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 20, 2012
3. Chumley's (under renovation)
Chumley's, a former speak-easy, is located at 86 Bedford Street.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 5, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 262 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 5, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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