In the energy and noise of the big city, there’s something to be said about a sense of seclusion. Residents enjoy this perk and so much more in the private retreat that is Gramercy Park.
Named after the heart of the neighborhood, a private tree-lined park, Gramercy Park retains an old-world vibe in the middle of a modern city. Neo-Gothic and Greek Revival buildings dominate its pricy real estate landscape. Gramercy Park’s past residents include some of the most influential businessmen, authors, and artists in the county. Stately brownstones with a legacy of famous inhabitants line the park, while more modest side streets offer more laid-back walk-ups and apartments suited to the scores of young professionals drawn to the area.
This quiet stretch of Manhattan offers a mix of local boutiques and corner pubs, with the busy nightlife of the East Village just a few steps away. Local institutions like the famed National Arts Club and the Sidney Mishkin Gallery are a must for anyone looking to explore the area’s classic cultural hotspots.
At the center of it all is Gramercy Park itself, which is only available to key-holding locals and a small handful of privileged hotels and organizations. However, for the curious, all hope is not lost– the park opens its gates for the masses once a year on Christmas Eve.