Escape the constant hustle and bustle of the busiest areas of New York City with these 12 quaint, peaceful courtyards hidden in plain sight.
We attended a Chelsea Music Festival performance housed inside a building that has piqued our interest: the Deutsches Haus at NYU, part of Washington Mews.
A list of mews in NYC from the pre-automobile era when horse-drawn carriages meant a need for stables. Remaining mews have mostly been converted into residences.
The twisting streets of NYC's Greenwich Village lend itself well to many small alley. A look at Grove Court, Macdougal Alley, Washington Mews, Patchin Place
10 of NYC's one-block streets: Gay Street, Dennett Place, Henderson Place, MacDougal Alley, Pomander Walk, Sylvan Terrace, Jones Street, Mill Lane, Washington Mews
There are many areas that retain the charm of old New York, from small streets in the West Village to hidden alleys in Murray Hill, even including an area in Staten Area!