2. Grove Court
A small court yard entitled Grove Court is hidden off of Grove Street (one of our favorites streets in NYC with a fantastic history!) in the West Village. The alley was created in 1848 to house tradesmen and other workers by a grocery store owner named Samuel Cocks. Is was undesirable housing and due to the cheap alcohol made there, it was dubbed “Mixed Ale Alley.” Like much of New York City real -estate, today it has become extremely desirable Federal Style apartments. It still retains an old metal gate and cobbled road.