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You’re familiar with the famous historic districts in Manhattan: Greenwich Village, Chelsea, Riverside Drive and more. But did you know some historic districts are less than one block?

1. Sniffen Court Historic District

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Sniffen Court is located on 36th Street between 3rd Avenue and Lexington Avenue in Murray Hill. It may be the most “hidden” on our list because there’s an iron gate in front of the dead-end alley. Inside, there are 10 carriage houses, all built by John Sniffen between 1863 and 1864, later converted into apartments.

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3 Comments

  1. Stephanie says:

    The “enterprising woman” who ran the salon on Irving Place was Elsie DeWolfe, who essentially founded the modern profession of interior decoration.

  2. Adam says:

    Perhaps it does not qualify but what about Sylvan Terrace in Washington Heights? Although the entire street is part of a larger historic district, I believe that Sylvan Terrace is viewed as separate by the Landmarks Preservation Committee.

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