The Gramercy Neighborhood, mostly known for its greenery and lush parks, is one of the most coveted neighborhoods for its serenity and authentic brownstone buildings.
The Gramercy Park Neighborhood, named after the renown and sought-for private park is located just east of the Flatiron Neighborhood. The Gramercy neighborhood is most sought for its beautiful greenery and calm atmosphere, with a huge array of brownstone buildings, walk-ups and concierge buildings. In 1966, the NYC Committee of Landmarks declared Gramercy Park a landmark for its beauty and unique-ness.
The history of New York City and its uprising into one of the world’s most important cities is a lengthy one, but the history of Gramercy Park follows similar traits. In 1831, Samuel Ruggles —a real estate developer— decided to purchase the property and land to which we now refer to as Gramercy, with the hopes of transforming it into a large green space. At the time, the land was practically a green marsh which forced Mr. Ruggles to spend nearly $200,000 draining the water and liquid overflowing the land.
The Gramercy Neighborhood is most sought-out for its beautiful greenery and private parks, where one can escape the New York fast paced way of life and the bustle of the city in an almost remote-like space. While you’re in the Gramercy Neighborhood, you’ll notice there are hundreds of small eateries and independent coffee shops that make for a great visit while you’re walking around. If you’re ever apartment searching in the neighborhood, you should know that to obtain the keys to get inside the infamous Gramercy Park, expect to pay roughly $350 due to their elite-status and since there are only approximately 400 in circulation. A little secret way to enter the park without actually living in Gramercy is to rent a room at the Gramercy Park Hotel and pay a fee in order to have access to the park as a Hotel Guest.