"IMAGINE living on a quiet street lined with postcard-perfect historic
houses, a street so secluded that it is unmarred by honking cars and
Now imagine being able to do that in the heart of New York City
— just steps away from the bedlam of its sights and sounds, and yet at
the same time worlds away from it in sense and sensibility.
of this tranquillity exist across the city in mews and alleys that can
be easily missed by passers-by. Some are purposely hidden behind locked
gates and some have nothing more imposing than a sign that reads
I want to live at the house with the red door! Check out the slide show for the article.
images by Marilynn K. Yee/The New York Times