A few months ago, your correspondent was walking south on Henry Street between Joralemon and Remsen and came to the entrance of Hunt’s Lane. A thought dawned (“Sun dawns on Marblehead!”, as his Massachusetts-born wife says); in his almost 28 years’ living in the Heights, he had never walked down it. Indeed, it was the one block in the Heights he had never traversed. He did, and took the photo above. A few days ago, Brownstoner revisited Hunt’s Lane, and did this story, with lots of better pictures.
The Brownstoner piece links to a Forgotten NY story about “The Alleys of Brooklyn Heights”, with which, despite the overall admiration I have for this website, I have a bone to pick. It includes, correctly, Hunt’s Lane and Grace Court Alley, which are not only alleys but blind alleys, having, in both instances, no exit on the north end. It also correctly includes Love Lane, which is not a blind alley but, in my view, given its width, an alley nevertheless. It ignores College Place, the blind alley that extends northward from Love Lane. Most egregiously, in my view, it mislabels Montague Terrace and Pierrepont Place as alleys, although they are part of the regular street grid and as wide as other streets.
Addendum: I don’t care what the street sign says; it’s Hunt’s, not Hunts, Lane. That is, unless you can show me that it was named for someone whose name was “Hunts”, or it was called that because someone used to hunt there. I’m a fanatic about apostrophes.