Sniffen Court

Just off 36th Street, between 3rd Avenue and Lexington, is Sniffen Court.  There’s not much to it.  Sort of a really, really nice alley.

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There’s a nice plaque noting the history (as you probably know, I love to look and read plaques).

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I always like to spell out the plaques, too.  It reads:  “Sniffen Court – Designated an historic district on June 21, 1966 by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission, these buildings were constructed in Early Romanesque Revival style about the time of the Civil War and were used as stables by residents of Murray Hill.  Although many have undergone changes during the past hundred years, the general effect of the district is that originally created providing an unusually pictureesque and charming area.  The real of the court is the exterior wall of the former studio of Sculptress Malvina Hoffman (1887-1966). – Plaque donated by the Sniffen Court Association 1970.”

But the real story of Sniffen Court?  It’s a very private and you need a key to get into it.  A nice and secure place.

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I am sooooo envious.

-H

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