Living in Gramercy Park
Gramercy Park rentals-whether or not they fall inside the historic district-are known for being quiet and safe. The neighborhood is named for Gramercy Park, one of only two private parks in New York City. Only residents who live on the park and who pay a fee get a key! That gives you a sense of what this part of town is like. It's as secluded and serene as you can get in the big city.
The neighborhood sits between 14th and 23rd Streets and First Avenue and Park Avenue South. Samuel Ruggles built the park in 1831 as Manhattan grew northward. Since then, the area has filled with a blend of beautiful architecture. Because of the more distant bedrock here, buildings go no higher than 20 stories and many remain shorter still.
Gramercy Park Lifestyle and Entertainment
The chief draw of the neighborhood is Gramercy Park itself. Even if you don't have a key, however, you can still take advantage of neighborhood highlights. Pete's Tavern is New York City's oldest continuously operating bar. It opened in 1864 and survived Prohibition disguised as a flower shop! Exceptional restaurants serve the area, but bars are scarce. Try Rose Bar in the Gramercy Park Hotel-it's a celebrity favorite. Edwin Booth's famous Players Club, a social club and more, sits beside the park.
Shopping isn't plentiful in the neighborhood, but it isn't far away, either. Union Square, the East Village, and other commercial centers are just a few blocks off. One of the best activities in Gramercy Park is simply being in Gramercy Park. Soak up the architecture and greenery in this gem of a neighborhood.
Gramercy Park Info and the Rental Market
Gramercy Park is swimming in beautiful brownstones, townhouses, and apartments, but they're in high demand. The average two-bedroom in this neighborhood will cost you $4,074 without a doorman and $6,285 with one.
Public transportation options from Gramercy Park aren't spectacular, but the green line runs through the area. It shouldn't take you more than a quarter of an hour to get to Union Square or 42nd Street from here. This is a stylish neighborhood with an exclusive feel, but an NYU student dorm on 23rd balances things out a bit.
Gramercy Park Resources
The neighborhood of Gramercy Park is divided between Manhattan Community Board 5 and Community Board 6. It's close to libraries and schools and, notably, the Beth Israel Medical Center. Beth Israel is just off Stuyvesant Square-a park you don't need a key to get into.
Gramercy Park Zip Codes
Zip codes 10010 and 10003 serve Gramercy Park.