What Is Considered An Alley?

An alley or alleyway is a narrow lane, path, or passageway, often reserved for pedestrians, which usually runs between, behind, or within buildings in the older parts of towns and cities.

It is also a rear access or service road (back lane), or a path, walk, or avenue (French allée) in a park or garden.

What is the synonym of alley?

bowling alley, back street, skittle alley, alleyway. bowling alley, alley, skittle alley(noun) a lane down which a bowling ball is rolled toward pins. Synonyms: bowling alley, back street, skittle alley, alleyway.

How wide are alleys?

Land Use Zone Categories Width
SF, LDT, L1, NC1 12 feet
L2, L3, NC2 16 feet
MR, HR, NC3, C1, C2, IC, IB, IG1, IG2, All Downtown Zones 20 feet

Does New York City have alleys?

There are quite a few alleys in Downtown Manhattan. Alleys are rare in NYC.

What is the plural of alley?

If ‘allies’ were the plural of ‘alley,’ then the singular of ‘supplies’ would be ‘suppley,’ the singular of ‘countries’ would be ‘countrey,’ the singular of ‘flies’ would be ‘fley,’ etc.

What does Snicket mean?

noun. Northern English. A narrow passage between houses; an alleyway. ‘Alleys, snickets and paths used by criminals to access properties and escape from crime scenes across York could be shut off under a groundbreaking scheme.’