Alley FAQs:


Q: Is an alley found in the older parts of many cities, including American cities like Philadelphia and Boston?

A: Yes, Many are open to traffic.

Q: Was a alley the site of some noteworthy events in England's financial history?

A: Yes, and including the South Sea Bubble from 1711 to 1720 and the panic of 1745.

Q: Is an alley named after the merchant and burgher Mårten Trotzig?

A: Yes, and who, born in Wittenberg, emigrated to Stockholm in 1581, and bought properties in the alley in 1597 and 1599, also opening a shop there.

Q: Is an alley a mere 90 cm wide?

A: Yes, and making it the narrowest street in Stockholm.

Q: Are alleys roofed because they are within buildings?

A: Yes, such as the traboules of Lyon, or when they are a pedestrian passage through railway embankments in Britain.

Q: Is a alley a narrow alleyway connecting shops and coffeehouses?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a alley just seventeen bricks wide at its start?

A: Yes, and named for Justinus Stoll, an 18th-century blacksmith.

Q: Is a alley an alley in Victoria?

A: Yes, and British Columbia's Chinatown.

Q: Are alleys often what is left of a medieval street network?

A: Yes, or a right of way or ancient footpath.

Q: Are alleys dimly lit?

A: Yes, and giving the area a very scruffy and run-down appearance.

Q: Are alleys very narrow pedestrian footpaths?

A: Yes, while others are very narrow, cobbled streets, or lanes open to slow moving traffic.

Q: Are alleys sometimes known as rear lanes or back lanes because they are at the back of buildings?

A: Yes.

Q: Is an alley a cul-de-sac?

A: Yes.

Q: Was an alley a useful means of access to Charleston’s waterways?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a alley a 300-foot long pedestrian alley at the heart of the Broadway theater district of New York City?

A: Yes.

Q: Are alleys generally roughly paved?

A: Yes, but some may be dirt.

Q: Is a alley another converted mews?

A: Yes, as is Dennett Place in the Carroll Gardens neighborhood.

Q: Are alleys found in older American and Canadian cities?

A: Yes, and like New York City, Philadelphia, Charleston, South Carolina, Boston, Annapolis, New Castle, Delaware, Quebec City, St John's, Newfoundland, and Victoria, British Columbia.

Q: Are alleys a benefit to the quality of life of the city?

A: Yes.

Q: Was an alley originally created as a fire exit between the Shubert Theatre on West 45th Street and the Booth Theatre on West 44th Street?

A: Yes, and the Astor Hotel to their east.

Q: Is a alley another interesting alley in Victoria and the only street in that city still paved with wood blocks?

A: Yes, and an early pavement common in the downtown core.

Q: Is an alley also used to refer to the gap between two columns of text?

A: Yes.

Q: Is an alley a building where the game of bowling is played?

A: Yes.