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Rent a 1BR on One of NYC's Secret Streets for $4,500/Month

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Just north of Washington Square Park sits MacDougal Alley, one of the city's dead-end secret streets, where 1830s stables were converted to artists' studios around the turn of the century. A top-floor studio came up for rent on the block in December, and now those looking for a slightly bigger place have a rental option, too. The 1BR, 1BA apartment #1E in 5 MacDougal Alley is on the market and available September 1 with a one- or two-year lease. Amenities are sparse (the list pretty much stops after "voice intercom"), but there is a private patio. And since this was the last street in Manhattan to be lit exclusively by gas lamps, a no-frills abode seems fitting. The ask is $4,500/month.

Here's the building's adorable exterior:

And the floorplan, ridiculous image dimensions and all:

· Listing: 5 Macdougal Alley [Buchbinder & Warren]
· 5 MacDougal Alley [StreetEasy]
· A MacDougal Alley Studio Tucked Away Down the Secret Street [Curbed]