Gramercy Park Neighborhood Review

Rachel McCray

CITY

Gramercy Park

Gramercy can easily be said to be one of New York City's more quiet and serene areas to reside in. Though it may be centrally located in the city, sitting just north of the rowdy East Village, there are no big-name attractions to entice a chaotic environment.

Though Gramercy Park is known to be a members-only exclusive park with keys only available to a select lucky few, the neighborhood's manicured brownstones, lush greenery, and all-around chill feel will help you look past not being one of those lucky few.

Residents are simply looking to relax somewhere in peace while also having the luxury of living in one of the world's most hectic cities.

Even if you're not a prospective resident, the elegant, historic brick townhouses aligning this upscale neighborhood deserves a gander if you're in the area.

FUN FACT: Roughly 400 numbered and coded keys to Gramercy Park are in circulation. They are very hard, if not impossible, to copy.

Local Buzz

Celebrities that lives in Gramercy neighborhood:

CelebrityNotes
Jim ParsonsActor


Transportation

This easily walkable neighborhood is within a few blocks of Greenwich Village and Union Square which both have CitiBike options as well access to most main subway lines.

The convenient placement of Gramercy provides residents with a smooth work commute. Safety is never an issue and the location allows for easy access to grocery stores, popular bars as well as some of the more lively areas of Manhattan.

SubwayQ, 5, 6
BusM4, M101, M102

Average Rent Prices

Zoning laws make it so that the tallest building in the area tops out at 20-stories. The largest private house in the neighborhood is a 42-room mansion that sold for $7 million in 1993.

Known for its classic townhouses and privately owned park, this quaint, lovely neighborhood's average cost of rent is definitely not cheap. Many notable celebrities can be spotted strolling the streets of Gramercy.

Finding an apartment facing the exclusive Gramercy Park may prove harder than you think, however you are provided the opportunity to snag one of these gems given you have the financial means to do so.

Residents of the townhouses, apartments and co-op buildings in the area admire the pre-war details like crown moldings, sunken living rooms, and high-end finishes.

Studio1 Bedroom2 Bedrooms3 Bedrooms
$2,590$3,708$5,140$8,124

Restaurants

Home to some of the cities more upscale fine dining spots, Gramercy has your pick of a variety of international quality cuisines.

If you want to catch a spectacular view of the Park, then head over to the Gramercy Park Hotel and go to Maialino.

Some other favorites spots include Upland, Irving Farm Coffee Roasters, and Gramercy Tavern.

Public & Charter Schools

SchoolNotes
The Epiphany SchoolThis notable private Catholic school goes out of its way to assure each student's success with a 6:1 student/faculty ratio in Early Childhood Center, assistant teachers in every K-3 class, and a 15:1 student/faculty ratio in Upper School. Top 15% test scores in NY State
Manhattan's Public School 40grades PreK-5 - Public - 650 students (Many residents move to the area in order to live in the PS 40 zone which is known for their high-performance level and small class sizes)
School of the Future High Schoolgrades 6-12 - Public - 763 students (creative, progressive approach to challenging work academics that emphasize depth over breadth in learning) 

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