"A parking alley"
Shinbone Alley, or Jones Alley, used to be one of the many Mews in Manhattan. Or, rather, a place where the horses were kept with servants quarters built above. It wasn't deemed proper for a lady or gentleman to have a home entrance not facing the street so the servants were shoved behind with the horses so that the actual homes could be streetside. A few of these "alleys" remain but the nicer ones that are prime real estate now are predominantly in the West Village. This area was, at one point, where the term "jonesing" came from because so many heroin addicts hung out around here. Now, there aren't any heroin addicts because the surrounding area is pretty nice. But, you can't live on Shinbone Alley because it is, essentially, a locked parking drive for the abutting buildings.