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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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MacDougal Alley

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Grace Court Alley

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Washington Mews

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Pomander Walk

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47-49 King Street

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Patchin Place

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Love Lane

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Charles Lane

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Sylvan Court

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Sylvan Terrace

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Jones Alley

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Warren Place

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Soho Mews

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Sniffen Court

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MacDougal Alley

Grace Court Alley

Washington Mews

Pomander Walk

47-49 King Street

Patchin Place

Love Lane

Charles Lane

Sylvan Court

Sylvan Terrace

Jones Alley

Warren Place

Soho Mews

Sniffen Court