Nighttime view of Cafe Borgia, MacDougal and Bleecker Streets, May 22, 1966. Below, same view in December, 2015. Photo by Fred W. McDarrah.

Nighttime view of Cafe Borgia, MacDougal and Bleecker Streets, May 22, 1966. Below, same view in December, 2015. Photo by Fred W. McDarrah.

  Taken from in front of the Figaro Café (on the SE corner of Bleecker and MacDougal Sts.), directly across the street, of the Cafe Borgia (on the NE corner of Bleecker and MacDougal Sts.).

  The NW corner at the famous intersection housed the San Remo Café. It is now a soulless chain coffee place. The SW corner had a funeral home. Now it has a branch of J.G. Melon's, a noted Upper East Side watering hole.

  Café Borgia, a bohemian's dream that was styled like an Old World cafe with medieval decor, drew patrons including Bob Dylan, Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, Andy Warhol, Edward Albee and James Dean. It closed in 2001 after 60 years in business.

  Another historic stop on the Save the Village: The Beats and Bob Dylan walking tour.