9. Hell’s Kitchen Is Home to a Hidden Courtyard Residence Most People Don’t Know About

Sandwiched between two buildings on West 46th between 9th and 10th Avenue is Clinton Court, a beautiful secluded courtyard with a carriage house-turned residence at the south end. Small buildings built behind houses or commercial structures were common in the 19th century and homes often had smaller houses (used as rental income) or stables on the back lots like this one.

According to Daytonian in Manhattan, it was built in 1871 by a local builder, Robert Auld, as a stable of sorts, with horse stalls on the lower level. Today, it’s a multi-residence private community. The buildings converted to co-ops in 1987, with the long-time residents ‘sharing the camaraderie of an extended family.’ There are 18 apartments inside.