A look at New York City’s little known (and highly coveted) tucked-away streets

The Real Deal

By Gabrielle Birkner
Dec. 19, 2012

Sniffen Court hides between Lexington 
and Third aves in Murray Hill.

From the December issue: In New York City, privacy is the ultimate luxury. So it makes sense that the demand for historic homes on New York’s secluded mews streets — often nestled off side streets, behind gates or old growth — would far succeed the supply. “They come at a premium and they sell rather quickly because of the uniqueness — and because they come up so rarely,” Nest Seekers’ Natalie Weiss said about homes on Pomander Walk, the Upper West Side hideaway where she grew up and has brokered deals for nine co-op apartments. [more]