Gramercy Park


Photo: Thomas Rafael

Gramercy Park - The neighborhood known as Gramercy Park (often shortened to just Gramercy) is a quiet neighborhood located between Park Avenue South and Third Avenue, in the high-teen and low-twenty numbered blocks. Gramercy is centered around Gramercy Park, a fenced-in, private park, accessible only to residents of certain townhomes in the area which hold keys to the park. It's the last remaining private park in Manhattan, and rents in the area certainly reflect the exclusivity!

Gramercy is a tranquil area - tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the surrounding blocks. There are a handful of restaurants and coffee shops in the area, as well as a few remnants of Old New York - the most famous of which is the Players' Club, founded by Edwin Booth, the brother of John Wilkes Booth, who was a famous actor of the day. A statue of Edwin Booth is in the center of Gramercy Park. The tree-lined streets are lovely in every season, and the neighborhood maintains a timeless genteel, upper-class character. It's the perfect area to while away a calm afternoon, especially if you have the connections to be able to do so from inside the Park's gates!

Molly O'Neill