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Gramercy Park Neighborhood Review - Manhattan Moving Guide

Rachel McCray

Rachel McCray

Learn about local Gramercy NYC Neighborhood culture, businesses, schools, homes, and parks. Find out why Gramercy NYC Neighborhood is one of Manhattan's hottest neighborhoods.
Gramercy Park
Editors Rating (3 stars out of 5)
6.2 Overall
Average Rent Prices 3
Public transportation 8
Schools 8
Lifestyle 8
Crime 4

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.

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.

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
Studio 1 Bedroom 2 Bedrooms 3 Bedrooms
$2,644 $4,121 $5,942 $7,073

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.

Bus Lines
Bus Location
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

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    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.

Some favorite neighborhood haunts include Rose Bar and Jade Bar at the Gramercy Park Hotel, The Winslow, Ampersand, and the speakeasy-styled Dear Irving just to name a few.

Gramercy Park doesn't just stop there. There's day and night-time culture to be had.

Check out the neighborhood art scene at the likes of the National Art Club as well as the Sidney Mishkin Gallery at Baruch College.

For great performances musical and theatrical, look no further than the Players Club and the Gramercy Theatre. You'll even be able to catch a lot of laughs at the neighborhood comedy club The Stand.

What Celebrities Live in Gramercy

Gramercy Park is a very small area but you can still manage to find some celebrities living here.

Celebrity Residents
Celebrity Notes
Jim Parsons Actor
Jay Baruchel Actor

Public & Charter Schools

Local Schools
School Notes
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)

How Safe is the Gramercy Park Neighborhood?

Crime statistics

Crime rate: 6 out of 10
Approximately 25.8864 crimes (felony) per 1000 residents
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