Neighborhood: Upper West Side
Address: 94th to 95th Street, btwn. Broadway and West End Ave.
New York City's coolest architectural gems often go unnoticed. Hidden between Broadway and West End, this cooperative apartment complex resembles a Tudoresque London street. In fact, the name draws from an early 20th century romantic comedy by Louis N. Parker and near enough mirrors a stage set of miniature Queen Anne mansions. It is as surprising as it is magical, and even if you can't step inside, peering through the gates grants just enough of a glimpse to remind of the restorative power of architecture. Pomander Walk is truly an escape from New York's regularly towering streets. -Nick Schonberger