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Washington Mews

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Why locals love it

The Washington Mews are one of few original New York City blocks, paved with cobblestone and featuring beautiful architecture. Before the 20th Century, the mews (rows of stables) were developed here to house the horses in the area and provide living quarters for the coachmen. They were later transformed as housing and offices for NYU.

Why you should visit it

Located near the historic Washington Square Park, it's one of prettiest New York City streets that does not feel like the rest of the city. Take a stroll, breathe some fresh air and enjoy the views. Admire the architecture and walk back in time through this alley.

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Famous residents included Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, Edward Hooper, and John Taylor Johnston, the first president of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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Hidden place worth a visit. A sense of european town in NYC.
Magda
Traveller
October 12, 2017
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