New York is a city of superlatives—greatest, biggest, fastest—so it's no surprise that even the tiniest additions to the street grid are packed with history. Indeed, many of the smallest streets in Manhattan have deeper histories than entire American towns; Mill Lane in the Financial District dates to the mid-1600s, while Weehawken Street in the West Village morphed from an 18th-century prison to a produce market to a quiet residential road.
The shortest street in the city measures just 63 feet, but there are dozens of miniature lanes and alleys hidden thorough out the city. There's no science to finding these roadways, but here, we’ve mapped 20 of ‘em, going from west to east. Did we miss your favorite? Leave a comment.
This piece was originally published on February 23, 2015; it has since been updated.Read More