8. Pomander Walk, Upper West Side

Hidden among buildings on the Upper West runs Pomander Walk, a small English-inspired street. With the entrance on 95th Street and West End (and fences to catch a sight of this old world street on both 94th and 95th streets), this street is unknown even to many locals and can only be accessed by residents who have a key to the gate.  The street was built in 1921 by Irish immigrant and successful entrepreneur Thomas Healy and imagined as  a “colony.” The walk was named after and inspired by the set of a popular play at the time called Pomander Walk, which featured a London street from the Georgian Period.

See more photos from Pomander Walk here.