Friday, March 03, 2006

New York's Secret Places: Freeman Alley

Time for another of New York's Secret Places. Freeman Alley is nestled in the corner of western Rivington Street. It was virtually unknown until a few years ago when the restaurant at it's back end became a hotspot and then allegedly refused entry to the Bush twins (the true American everyday hero maitre'd told them to come back in 4 years). The alley felt desolate even during the daytime. It's easy to miss or mistake for a driveway. I felt like I was somewhere I shouldn't have been and quickly left. There were 2 cars blocking the entrance to the restaurant. Here's the video:

A little bit more info including a map is at forgotten-ny and a sweet picture from a few weeks ago is here.
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