Manhattan Sideways
Manhattan Sideways walks the Side Streets of Manhattan, every day to find new, unique, and wonderful places.


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Motivation Behind Manhattan Sideways

Broadway, Bowery and Park Avenue are some of New York City’s most famous roadways, but you won’t find them on this website. Manhattan Sideways is a project dedicated to chronicling The Big Apple’s side streets and what’s off their beaten paths. Their goal is to document the city’s grid from 1st Street in the East Village all the way up to Harlem’s 155th. Each non-residential structure is recorded from east to west, and so far they’ve explored everything from Israeli bakeries to cozy bookstores to obscure museums and everything in between. It is the intention of project founder Betsy Polivy to bring attention and, hopefully, business to these diamonds in the rough before the whale of New York real estate swallows them. 

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Dog Friendly City

We all know who really rules Manhattan’s streets: the city’s dogs, of course. Manhattan Sideways has even curated a section of its website for landmarks most appealing to our furry friends on the go. Naturally, the list of NYC’s best parks perfect for a romp or some fetch is extensive, as well as some spas for puppy parlor pampering, daycares for when their humans are away and for socializing with other pups, Fido-friendly shopping spots, and the creme de la creme of doggie dining. So many ways to make your mutt feel like he’s king of the world, or at least New York.

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Smart House Hunting

Manhattan Sideways’ partnership with Warburg Realty helps better serve home-hunters and the communities they wish to inhabit. “Our partnership with Manhattan Sideways was a natural synergy, since we are always excited about the opportunity to provide visitors to our site with a greater wealth of neighborhood information, as well as helping them uncover the city’s hidden gems,” says Warburg president Frederick W. Peters. Services like Manhattan Sideways can provide prospective renters information about a neighborhood’s small businesses, which can lead to economic- and environmentally-friendly benefits like buying local and helping to support community mom-and-pop shops. 

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