2. Clinton Court

We were pleasantly surprised to stumble upon Clinton Court, a quiet courtyard and former carriage house just blocks from the bustling streets of Times Square. You can find it tucked neatly away in Hell’s Kitchen, on West 46th street between 9th and 10th avenues.

Built before 1800 as a stable, today it is a private, multi-residence community. Inside are benches, a winding staircase, glass-paned doors, and spidery green trees that cast a layer of shade over it all. But if you’re in the area, it’s still worth a peek inside—if you don’t believe in ghosts, that is, as it’s supposedly one of New York City’s most haunted places.

Read more about Clinton Court here.

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2 thoughts on “13 NYC Courtyards Hidden in Plain Sight

  1. For decades, Patchin Place was guarded by a unique bishop’s-crook lamppost that lacked its filigree but had its t-pole for inspectors and maintenance men to place their ladders and climb to the top. When it was knocked down by a truck, the neighboring Jefferson Market Library took the old pole and propped it back up with a new light to illuminate its delivery area. A “retro” pole now guards the intersection.

  2. Courtyards are a treasure and one of the few quiet, car-free places in NYC. I wish Dallas had a few of these.

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