2. St. Mark’s Place (Manhattan, Brooklyn, Staten Island)

You have definitely heard of the East Village’s St. Mark’s Place. Named for St. Mark’s Church-on-the-Bowery, it runs east-west for three blocks on what is otherwise known as 8th Street. If you’ve lived in or frequented Brooklyn for some time, you probably know of its counterpart, spanning two blocks of Boerum Hill before morphing into St. Mark’s Avenue further east. But only a savvy New Yorker would know of St. George’s St. Mark’s Place, running along the escarpment a few blocks above the Staten Island Ferry terminal.