Minetta Street, Greenwich Village
Minetta Street offers a welcomed respite from Greenwich Village’s notorious crowds, tourists, and traffic. The quiet block has all the best of this town:19th-century architecture, trees, peace & quiet, solitude… and a rich history.
Prospect Park West
Prospect Park West is peak Park Slope — quite literally, as the neighborhood’s cross streets run downhill from Prospect Park.But more than that, the park’s western boundary has served as the backdrop for countless period pieces thanks to its picturesque setup.
Riverside Drive (in the 90s), Upper West Side
There’s something about Riverside Drive that’s so New York which may be because the street and its surrounding neighborhood are featured in the greatest New York movie of all time, You’ve Got Mail.
CRANBERRY STREET, BROOKLYN
Not only does this picturesque residential street in Brooklyn Heights have the cutest street name in all of NYC, it was also the setting for the movie Moonstruck.
Ever wonder how this cute-as-a-button NYC street got its name?In 1798, the Bank of New York bought eight lots to serve as an emergency location when a clerk at the main office on Wall Street contracted yellow fever.
This private little respite off of 94th Street on the Upper West Side has undergone a huge transformation over the last 100 years.
WASHINGTON STREET, BROOKLYN
Sorry, Empire State Building, but this tiny street in DUMBO is definitely the best place to take an Instagram photo in all of NYC.
Walk down this quaint tree-lined street in the West Village and you’ll basically step into a time capsule–some brownstones date as far back as 1850, and it’s the street Aaron Burr lived on back when NYC was basically a giant farm.
Even though it’s technically just Lexington Avenue in disguise, Irving Place (between 14th to 20th Streets at Gramercy Park) is the perfect combo of old and new.