Sylvan Place

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Coordinates: 40°50′05″N 73°56′23″W / 40.83486°N 73.93974°W / 40.83486; -73.93974 Sylvan Place might refer to several places in New York City.

Sylvan Terrace, sometimes erroneously called Sylvan Place, is a historic mews which is part of the Jumel Terrace Historic District in the Washington Heights neighborhood of Manhattan. It consists of 20 wooden row houses on a cobblestone street with coachlights leading up to the Morris–Jumel Mansion Museum.[1]

Sylvan Place is a former small street running from East 120th Street to East 121st Street, between and parallel to Lexington Avenue and Third Avenue in Manhattan. The signage for the street still exists. The street's ground area now serves as Harlem Art Park, and the Harlem Courthouse's a frontage and parking lot.

Sylvan Court Mews, or Sylvan Court, is sometimes confused with Sylvan Place. Sylvan Court is a small dead end private street that is directly opposite Sylvan Place on East 121st Street. It is unpaved, and contains several 1880s townhouses.

Sylvan Place and Sylvan Court are the remainder of Harlem's old East Post Road, which led from the city to Boston. The intersection of the East Post Road, Kingsbridge Post Road, Harlem Road and Church Lane formed a five-cornered intersection, and the neighborhood that surrounded it was sometimes known as the Five Points, not to be confused with the neighborhood of the same name in lower Manhattan. Sylvan Place and Sylvan Court meet at the former five points intersection.

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  1. ^ "Many City Streets are Little Known". New York Times. 25 April 1920.