A little bit of England on the Upper West Side

How did a gated collection of tiny Tudor homes end up amid the colossal apartment buildings of the Upper West Side?

This Alice in Wonderland–like enclave was built in 1921 by an Ireland-born nightclub baron.

He wanted the street to look like the set of a popular romantic comedy, Pomander Walk, which was set in 1805 London.

Called Pomander Walk, naturally, the private alley features 20 tiny homes facing each other across a walkway running from 94th to 95th Street and bounded by West End Avenue and Broadway.

A thick iron gate makes it difficult to get a photo of the homes inside, which are fronted by lovely gardens. 

But nyc-architecture.com managed to get a few.

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2 Responses to “A little bit of England on the Upper West Side”

  1. Alex Says:

    I am a New Yorker, born and raised and you never cease to amaze me with all these things about New York that I don’t know about – and I thought I knew a lot. I love reading your blog.


  2. wildnewyork Says:

    Thank you!

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