In between Greenwich Avenue and Avenue of the Americas, you’ll find Patchin Place, a small, gated community and site to New York’s last Gaslight.
Easily missed walking along 10th street, Patchin Place is a small cul- de-sac of brick houses built around 1850. Once famous for housing musicians, artists and writers like E. E. Cummings, it’s now a designated landmark remaining almost completely unchanged and retaining its nineteenth century charm. And is home to having the last Gaslight lamp post in New York City.
Eventually electric lights were introduced in the late nineteenth century, and Gaslights were replaced by modern electric posts. Although Patchin Place’s black cast-iron lamp is the only one of its kind to still survive today, it’s a bit of a cheat. As it’s been powered by electricity since the 1920s.
Gaslight Patchin Place 10th between Greenwich Ave and 6th Ave