Welcome To Gramercy Park
Old-world elegance and quiet luxury, built to last
Nestled away in the New York City borough of Manhattan and built around the private, exclusive park from where it took its name, the neighborhood of Gramercy—also known as Gramercy Park—is a stylish neighborhood that’s rich with history. Swathed in lush greenery that beautifully frames its historic red-brick buildings and homes, Gramercy exudes a sense of well-cultivated elegance.
The intention behind the park itself was to create a space that would belong to the bordering residents—who didn’t exist yet at the time of the park’s inception—in order to create a private slice of idyllic open space, maintained for the benefit of the neighborhood. Developer Samuel B. Ruggles was behind this project proposal; in the early 19th century, he purchased the land that would become one of the most exclusive and desired neighborhoods in New York City. Among the Italianate and Greek Revival townhomes, Gothic apartment complexes, and gorgeous brownstones, those who don’t mind the higher price points can find an abundance of options to suit any style.
What To Love
- Serene, laid-back atmosphere in the heart of NYC
- Access to some of the best schools in the state
- Incredible dining, low-key nightlife
People & Lifestyle
Walk down the garden and tree-lined streets, explore the pristine park if you’re one of the lucky residents with an access key, and allow yourself to enjoy this quiet and timeless sanctuary in the bustle of one of the world’s largest metropolises. The atmosphere in Gramercy Park is one of quiet, simple luxury, and the area is well-known for its safety and prestige.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Gramercy Park doesn’t have the exuberant energy and activity of more urban areas in the city, and you won’t find the push of crowds and large retail districts. Instead, you’ll have access to chic and upscale boutiques, thrift shops, antique stores, and an incredible dining scene. Whether you’re shopping for unique vintage finds at stores like or picking up the softest cashmere blanket for your home at a day of shopping in Gramercy Park is full of relaxed pleasure.
The true star of the show in Gramercy Park is the unparalleled cuisine. Serving contemporary American cuisine made with locally-sourced ingredients, is a beloved restaurant where the only thing better than their seasonal menu is the warm service from the exceptional staff. , one of two incredible bars in , is a nightlife hotspot catering to A-listers that hosts some of the most exclusive events in the city. Enjoy cocktails alongside intimate music and an old-school luxury vibe. Another venue located in the hotel, is an homage to the rich heritage and beauty of Rome blended with the contemporary vibe of New York City. From their housemade chocolate croissants and toffee glazed brioche buns, all the way to their unbelievably good seared lamb chops, at Maialino, you can taste the passion in every bite.
Replete with a grand opulence and exemplifying the turn-of-the-century romance of Eastern European culture, Verōnika is more than just a café: it’s an experience. Tucked in the Fotografiska Museum—a six-story historic beauty— menu has multicultural delights such as wiener schnitzel and filet de boeuf. contemporary décor pairs well with its globally and locally-inspired fare. A true cornucopia of seafood, Ocean’s pulls their menu from the Atlantic, Pacific, and Mediterranean Oceans and blends it with seasonal ingredients. With wrap-around windows—where you can watch the hum of city life—and classy, upscale décor, is a part of the Freehand Hotel and is one of the best places to go for classic American fare.
Things To Do
While Gramercy Park might not have the energetic commotion of other parts of the city, it certainly has plenty to do. The park itself is a 2-acre beauty to privately enjoy nature in the city, and even those without a key to the gates can go for jogs and walks on the landscaped perimeter or sit on one of the many benches to marvel at the architectural allure of the neighborhood.
One of the premier music venues in the city, hosts performances across genres in a Streamline Modern-style building. First a movie theatre and art house, then a stage for off-Broadway performances, and most recently a mid-sized concert venue, past artists that have graced Gramercy Theatre include big names such as Lady Gaga, Jay-Z, Miley Cyrus, Kendrick Lamar, and many more.
Gramercy Park is home to a number of excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include:
- Stuyvesant High School, 9-12, number one-rated public high school in New York
- Bronx High School of Science, 9-12, one of the top five public high schools in New York
- Friends Seminary, K-12, one of the top-rated private schools in New York