4. Patchin Place

Patchin Place is home to the last 19th century gaslamp in New York City (though it’s now powered by electricity). It is a gated community that was once home to E.E Cummings. This adorable alleyway reminds us of the story of the lamplighter from The Little Prince. Tucked away in a small corner of the village, Patchin Place is a perfect spot to enjoy some quiet in New York City.