A home in one of the grand old buildings on the perimeter of Gramercy Park comes with a lot of caché. It also comes with a key to the only private park in New York City: a lush, idyllic rectangle that breaks up the street grid and sets the tone for the peaceful, green, manicured feel of the neighborhood. Without a key, the park can still be enjoyed from the encircling sidewalk through a wrought iron fence.
From celebrity chef Danny Meyer’s Maialino to Pete’s Tavern, the oldest continuously operating restaurant and bar in the city, locales in this neighborhood feel special. The National Arts Club is housed in a fabulous old mansion on the park and offers exhibits, lectures, and classes. Another mansion on the park is home to The Players, a prominent members only social club.
Gramercy Real Estate
The many large turn-of-the-century brownstones of Gramercy are immaculately maintained and often display greenery on their stoops and facades, expanding the park-like feel. While it abuts vibrant Union Square/ Flatiron neighborhood to the west, and the East Village to the south, Gramercy offers a clean, secluded haven in the heart of the city.
The beautiful pre-war doorman buildings and brownstones of Gramercy come with a spacious feel and a high price tag. Walk-ups are also plentiful, and are more affordable. Even less pricey are apartments in Stuyvesant Town, a huge housing development on the Far East end of the neighborhood bordering the East River.
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