Cornelia Street may only stretch a single block, but this charming pocket of the West Village has managed to pack in an impressive concentration of bucket-list worthy restaurants - and get a song written about it by Taylor Swift. It's a certified foodie destination for the lazy world traveler, who can go from Hokkaido, Japan to France to Italy to India in the span of a few feet. Thanks to the city's Open Streets program, the already-magical strip turns into a pedestrian-friendly weekend wonderland, bursting with summertime energy and an eclectic mix of streetside dining setups. To kick off our spotlight of the best summer streets, we're taking you on a delicious stroll down Cornelia.

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