7. Sniffen Court

Now a historic district, Sniffen Court is a small private alley in Murray Hill between 3rd Avenue and Lexington Avenue. Its roots begin with John Sniffen, who built ten carriage houses lining the alley in 1863-64. These carriage houses are now apartments, but with two white pegasus statues on the back wall, it retains a sense of nostalgia for the good ol’ days.