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Exploring Manhattan’s Most Picturesque Streets with Arlo Hotel

At Arlo Hotel, we’re lucky to work at our NoMad and SoHo locations, which are two of the prettiest neighborhoods in Manhattan. Since we’re in the heart of New York, we have a few of the city’s loveliest streets, ways, avenues, and boulevards. Because while there’s beauty around every corner in Manhattan, some roads capture the city’s charm more than others. Here are some of the most picturesque streets and intersections.

We love Minetta Street in Greenwich Village. It’s a little tucked away from the crowds and tourists and looks like the quintessential tree-lined Village. It features glorious 19th-century architecture and a sense of peace that’s hard to find in America’s most electric city. It’s built over a brook that used to flow into the Hudson River, and the bend of the street reminds visitors of the brook and the area’s wonderful history. Many celebrities, including Bob Dylan, who wrote his iconic “Blowin’ in the Wind” song in a café on Minetta Street, are a past haunt.

Heading north into the Upper West Side, there are a plethora of gorgeous streets. We enjoy 71st between Riverside Drive and West End Avenue, which dead ends and features some of the magnificent brownstones synonymous with the Upper West Side. Riverside Drive includes many secluded blocks with pre-war townhomes and other residences made from limestone and striking granite facades.

Near our Arlo Hotel location in SoHo is Crosby Street, a wonderful lane featuring cobblestones and great boutiques and bars. It forms one of the boundaries of the SoHo Cast Iron Historic District, a glorious part of the town that looks like a movie set. It’s a short street that brings visitors back to an older SoHo of artists and musicians.