Love Lane – Brooklyn, New York - Atlas Obscura

Love Lane

Love is in the air along the small street in Brooklyn. 


Love Lane is a small, one-block street located in Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn, New York. It’s found between the decidedly less whimsically named Henry and Hicks streets. Love Lane dates back to the earliest days of the city, when the lane was nothing more than a mere trail utilized by the Native American population heading to the East River.

Though there are varying theories as to the origin of the street’s lovely name, according to a New York Times article from 1894: “The oldest residents can remember a time when there was a cool and shady path leading down “Lover’s Lane,” where plump, rosy-cheeked Dutch maidens, with their sweethearts, meandered on summer evenings out through the turnstile and down the grassy bank to the water’s edge.” 

Unsurprisingly, the street has become a popular destination for couples to take romantic walks and photos. Fittingly, there is little traffic that passes through the street, allowing visitors to take a leisurely stroll to enjoy the 19th-century architecture.

Know Before You Go

Love Lane is located in Brooklyn Heights. 

In partnership with KAYAK

Plan Your Trip

From Around the Web