Washington Mews

 Washington Mews
60 Washington Mews, New York, NY 10003

Breathtakingly beautiful. It’s such a charming, darling place. I’ve passed by it several times but never decided to go in and take a peek…until today. During my post-lunch stroll, I couldn’t help but go in, even for the three minutes I was there. I cannot wait to explore the other hidden alleys and small private streets in the near future.

Let’s learn a few quick facts while we’re here:

  • The northern half of the Mews was established in 1883 to house horses and carriages used by wealthy New Yorkers living in houses on Washington Square North
  • ‘Mews’ mean row of stables
  • MacDougal Alley, Stuyvesant Street, and Washington Mews were originally part of a Lenape trail which connected the Hudson and East Rivers
  • It is a private street though it seems as if the gates are always open (the street isn’t a public passageway)…so I guess we’ve been trespassing
  • New York University held the lease of these buildings since 1949 and uses the buildings for residential, academic, and business purposes!
justviasyl
Aspiring to be a woman comfortable and happy mentally, physically and professionally. JustviaSyl highlights my personal and professional development journey through tips, thoughts, and stories in hopes of bringing more positive energy into the world and encouraging us to keep learning, laughing, growing, relaxing and reflecting to become the best versions of ourselves and live a life we're remarkably proud of. I hope you are able to find something interesting, helpful, or new to take away with you. To get in touch or work together, you can reach me at justviasyl@gmail.com

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