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Photo of the Day: Dennet Place

On one special side street, apartment entrances were seemingly designed by elves.

On a mid-afternoon stroll, Carroll Gardens Patch explored the singularly unique street known as Dennet Place, sandwiched between Luquer and Nelson Streets and Smith and Court Streets in Carrol Gardens.

As a recent article in The New York Times noted, Dennet Place is "the street with tiny doors," with ground-level entrances so small they require crouching to get in and out. No one interviewed in the article knows why the doors were built that way or could confirm the origin of the street's nickname: "Cat's Alley." 

But some might say the mystery adds to the street's charm.

Danielle May 29, 2012 at 09:33 PM
I wrote about this street a couple of years ago and the story went viral. I definitely agree that it's the mystery that causes such a great interest in the street.
Joanna Prisco May 30, 2012 at 02:08 AM
Please share the link, Danielle! I'd love to read it.
LeeBee386 May 31, 2012 at 02:21 AM
I was told by a local resident that "cats alley" was really "Katz' alley" for old man Katz who ran a card game on Dennet St.
Joanna Prisco May 31, 2012 at 04:12 AM
I read that elsewhere on a blog... Could be!
Cynthia Occhipinti April 02, 2013 at 12:45 PM
I just knew it as "cats alley" I love that block. A nice small private block with no cars,

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