Gramercy Park Neighborhood Review - Manhattan Moving Guide
Gramercy can easily be said to be one of New York City's more quiet and serene areas to reside in.
Snuggled by the Flatiron District, Stuy Town, Kips Bay, and Noho, it's surprising what a tranquil oasis this neighborhood is.
In this Gramercy Park neighborhood review, we'll look into public transportation, restaurants, average apartment rent, and home sale prices.
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.
Although, the neighborhood, its buildings, and institutions have a lot of history to brag about.
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.
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.
If you're looking to move, 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.
Average Rental Prices in Gramercy Park
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Average Rent Price History by Neighborhood
Apartments Available in Gramercy
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.
|M1||5th Av / Madison Av|
|M2||5th Av / Madison Av|
|M3||5th Av / Madison Av|
|M101||Third Av / Lexington Av / Amsterdam Av|
|M102||3rd Av / Lexington Av / Lenox Av|
|M103||3rd Av / Lexington Av|
Subway lines in neighborhood
BMT Canarsie Line
Home to some of the cities more upscale fine dining spots, Gramercy has your pick of a variety of international quality cuisines.
A local favorite spot with consistently good food and service is Upland. This stunningly spacious restaurant delivers taste bud satisfaction for all three meals. Celebrity sightings are not uncommon.
Irving Farm Coffee Roasters is great for an above-average cup of joe. This specialty coffee shop offers blends from around the world.
Gramercy Tavern has been one of America's favorite restaurants since its opening in 1994. There is no question as to why this is a five star restaurant that you need a reservation to enjoy. Gratuity is included in the bill, so just sit back and focus on enjoying the rustic fare from the wood-burning grill.
Attractions and Nightlife
Of course, one of the main draw to Gramercy Park is the stunning private park that it's centered around.
While, it is nearly impossible to get a key (the locks change every year), you can easily gain access by renting a room at the Gramercy Park Hotel, which offers keys to its guests.
If you're looking for a night out with friends at a great pub or bar, Gramercy Park has no shortage of places to hang.
Gramercy Park doesn't just stop there. There's day and night-time culture to be had.
What Celebrities Live in Gramercy
Public & Charter Schools
|The Epiphany School||This 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 40||grades 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 School||grades 6-12 - Public - 763 students (creative, progressive approach to challenging work academics that emphasize depth over breadth in learning)|