For as well traveled as New York City is, you might be surprised to learn that it still holds many secrets, even ones that the locals might not know about. In fact, there are a number of streets in New York City and its outlying boroughs of which you might have never heard! This is something that should change, as each of these streets is unique in its own way, offering a window into the life of the City that Never Sleeps that few ever get to look through…
1. Sixth ½ Avenue (Midtown)
Between Sixth and Seventh Avenue, you’ll find this fractional six-block-long street that’s only open to pedestrians.
2. Dennet Place (Carroll Gardens)
What’s cool about this Brookyln street? Well, take a look at the doors on the houses; that’s right they’re only four-feet high!
3. Sniffen Court (Murray Hill)
This small historic district in Manhattan is home to carriage houses which have stood there since the middle of the 1800s.
4. Pomander Walk (Upper West Side)
This National Historic Landmark is a small gated community of only sixteen homes in the Upper West Side.
5. Verandah Place (Cobble Hill)
These beautiful street of brick homes that are all attached to one another looks out over Cobble Hill Park.
6. Washington Mews (Greenwich Village)
Only a stone’s through away from Washington Square Park, this street is still lined with cobblestones and is home to old houses and horse stables.
7. Freeman Alley (Bowery)
This narrow street that’s home to more graffiti than you can shake a stick at is also home to one of New York City’s hidden restaurants…
8. Patchin Place (Greenwich Village)
Patchin Place is home to two rare sights in New York City: an original gas lamp (one of two in Manhattan) and a cul-de-sac.
9. Gay Street (Greenwich Village)
This street is an amazing example of the architectural evolution of the Big Apple. One side of the street is all Greek Revival, and the other side is all Federal.