You could even forget you’re in New York.
An apartment on Manhattan’s Pomander Walk — a secret street that’s off the city’s standard street grid — has just hit the market.
The quaint Upper West Side enclave, tucked away between Broadway and West End Avenue and West 94th and 95th streets, is lined with just 27 Tudor-style homes and about 60 housing units total. Homes go up for sale about once a year or every two years and are typically snatched up quickly, while rental units, which rarely become available, find tenants in just a few days.
The two-bedroom, one bathroom pad is listed for $2,750 per month via listings site StreetEasy. Pomander Walk is the whimsical invention of developer Thomas Healy, who, inspired by a London-based romantic comedy play that bears the same name, built the stretch in 1922.
That’s shockingly affordable for a Pomander Walk apartment, and for Manhattan at large: Even as rents have dropped thanks to the coronavirus pandemic causing New Yorkers to flee to less-dense suburbs and vacation-home spots, the median asking rent in the borough for the second quarter of 2020 is $3,300.
“There’s really nothing to compare it to,” said Natalie Weiss, a real estate broker who grew up on “the Walk” and has brokered the trades of more than 11 properties there.
“When I was growing up, people had been there for decades,” Weiss told The Post in 2016. “There was not a lot of transience.” Over the last 20 years, though, she added, Pomander Walk has seen the arrival of younger buyers and families. “But still, it’s close-knit.”
The for-rent apartment at 265 W. 94th St. #2, covers 500 square feet, according to StreetEasy, and boasts a washer/dryer, a dishwasher and hardwood floors. There is a live-in super.
Nathaniel Ben-Meir of GP Properties has this listing.