Bleecker Street has long been an infamous drag in one of America's most infamous cities. In the heart of Greenwich Village, Bleecker is a spine that connects several neighborhoods in New York City and has long been a breeding ground for unique musicians and comedians. It was also once a major center for American bohemia and punk. Other nearby sites include Washington Square Park and the music venue Cafe Wha?, where Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Bruce Springsteen, Kool & the Gang, Bill Cosby, Richard Pryor, and many others began their careers. The club CBGB, which closed in 2006, was located at the east end of Bleecker Street, at the corner of Bowery.