Travel back more than a century ago to the charming Greenwich Village at this private gated passageway known as the Washington Mews.
Located only steps away from Washington Square Park, find the red-brick gates that welcome entry to a historic street, reminiscent of quaint European pathways.
According to NYC The Official Guide, Washington Mews was first designed as private farmland in the early 1900s. The charming NYC passageway was once home to horse stables (hence its name) until they were later converted into studios for “the area’s thriving art community.”
Famous creatives held residence there like American painter, Edward Hopper and even the founder of the Whitney Museum, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney.
The historic buildings lining the passageway are true to their original character and make for the perfect insta-worthy background as they’re draped in luscious plant life, from ivy to wisteria.
A current carriage house along the row is listed at nearly $10 million on Street Easy. But for those who don’t have $10 million to spare, you can gain access to this charming passageway during the daytime when the gates are open to the public.
Who ever said that you can’t time travel?! Stop by on an exceptionally nice day and walk through this gorgeous piece of history tucked away in the city.
Find this low profile, cobblestone road connecting Fifth Avenue and University Place.