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Secret Streets: A Map to New York City's Hidden Mews

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In the 19th century, when the preferred method of transportation was the horse-drawn carriage, the city was full of mews—rows of stables, often with accompanying carriage houses. The mews also frequently had living quarters for servants built above them, and were constructed around a paved courtyard. When, in the early 20th century, automobiles began to replace carriages, the mews were demolished, put to commercial use, or converted into residences. Today, few of them remain, but the ones that do—most of which are protected landmarks—exist as little pockets of seclusion in a loud, bustling city, and, as such, are prime real estate. And, since they've all been around for over 150 years, many of them largely unchanged compared to the surrounding areas, they contain quite of bit of history. We put all of the remaining mews we could find into a handy map.

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1. MacDougal Alley

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Mac Dougal Alley
New York, NY 10011

2. Grace Court Alley

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Grace Ct Alley
Brooklyn, NY 11201

3. Washington Mews

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Washington Mews
New York, NY 10003

4. Pomander Walk

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Pomander Walk
New York, NY 10025

5. 47-49 King Street

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47 King St
New York, NY 10014

6. Patchin Place

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Patchin Pl
New York, NY 10011

7. Love Lane

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Love Ln
Brooklyn, NY 11201

8. Charles Lane

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Charles Ln
New York, NY 10014

9. Sylvan Court

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Sylvan Ct
New York, NY 10035

10. Sylvan Terrace

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Sylvan Terrace
New York, NY 10032

11. Jones Alley

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Jones Alley
New York, NY 10012

12. Warren Place

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Warren Pl
Brooklyn, NY 11201

13. Soho Mews

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14. Sniffen Court

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Sniffen Ct
New York, NY 10016

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1. MacDougal Alley

Mac Dougal Alley, New York, NY 10011

Mac Dougal Alley
New York, NY 10011

2. Grace Court Alley

Grace Ct Alley, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Grace Ct Alley
Brooklyn, NY 11201

3. Washington Mews

Washington Mews, New York, NY 10003

Washington Mews
New York, NY 10003

4. Pomander Walk

Pomander Walk, New York, NY 10025

Pomander Walk
New York, NY 10025

5. 47-49 King Street

47 King St, New York, NY 10014

47 King St
New York, NY 10014

6. Patchin Place

Patchin Pl, New York, NY 10011

Patchin Pl
New York, NY 10011

7. Love Lane

Love Ln, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Love Ln
Brooklyn, NY 11201

8. Charles Lane

Charles Ln, New York, NY 10014

Charles Ln
New York, NY 10014

9. Sylvan Court

Sylvan Ct, New York, NY 10035

Sylvan Ct
New York, NY 10035

10. Sylvan Terrace

Sylvan Terrace, New York, NY 10032

Sylvan Terrace
New York, NY 10032

11. Jones Alley

Jones Alley, New York, NY 10012

Jones Alley
New York, NY 10012

12. Warren Place

Warren Pl, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Warren Pl
Brooklyn, NY 11201

13. Soho Mews

14. Sniffen Court

Sniffen Ct, New York, NY 10016

Sniffen Ct
New York, NY 10016