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Gramercy Park

Lexington Ave (20th/21st), New York City, NY 10001 (Manhattan)
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Ranked #363 of 865 Attractions in New York City
Type: Parks, State Parks
Activities: Walking
Owner description: A lovely and largely uncrowded park that's perfect for the midday stroll. Be sure to check out the statue of famed theater actor Edwin Booth in the... more » Owner description: A lovely and largely uncrowded park that's perfect for the midday stroll. Be sure to check out the statue of famed theater actor Edwin Booth in the guise of Hamlet. « less
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New Albany, Ohio, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

After staying at Gramercy Park Hotel (which is a unique and wonderful place in & of itself) my daughter & I spent some time in Gramercy Park. It's a sweet refuge from the big city. It was nice to stroll through this small but meaningful piece of property. You can feel the history as you walk through. The flowers were... More

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Vancouver, BC
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101 reviews 101 reviews
49 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

This is a private fenced park shared amongst a privileged 383 key holders. It's actually an excellent example of shared resources given the territoriality of private property. This communal yard is rather unique & worth a look if your in the neighbourhood.

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Ellicott City MD
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111 reviews 111 reviews
27 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Though the park itself is private, you can walk all around it and see some nice plantings as well as truly unique buildings, most built in the late 1800-early 1900s, many very historic. The atmosphere here is of a very special quiet area, away from the hustle of the city. Nearby are other great places to see- the Flatiron Building,... More

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Hebron, lsrael
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105 attraction reviews
180 helpful votes 180 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

Gramercy Park is an exclusive place, off-limits to ordinary mortals; only area residents possess keys, which are changed periodically; & they pay through their nose for the privilege! Also guests of the expensive Gramercy Park Hotel can use the park; others have to make do with peeping through the fence - feel free to feel guilty! But the surrounding neighborhood... More

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Porto, Portugal
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48 reviews 48 reviews
40 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

I've never seen a private park anywhere. It had to be in NY. It is a small, beautiful park in the middle of what it seemed to be a select neighbourhood. It is closed to the public because its use is exclusively of those who live there and who have the key to enter. Imagine living in a place where... More

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Sydney, Australia
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858 attraction reviews
1,057 helpful votes 1,057 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

What great vision of the town planners so many years ago to create this wonderful park - it is one of New York's best. I was fortunate years ago to stay here on Christmas eve and was given a key to enjoy the park and hear the Christmas carols - a wonderful experience - it is a very special park.... More

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White Plains
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221 reviews 221 reviews
69 attraction reviews
161 helpful votes 161 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

it's called by many the park second to Central park. It'd big.\, it's beautiful, it's great. One should view this park for it's history. It's just great.

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Cairo, Egypt
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160 reviews 160 reviews
33 attraction reviews
243 helpful votes 243 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

In the middle of a city as big as New York, it is difficult to find greenery away from Central Park, one of the amazing facts of Gramercy Park is that home tenants within the square hold a key to the gate to go sit by one of the benches to enjoy the humidity of the shaded parts of the... More

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Dallas, Texas
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135 reviews 135 reviews
54 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

If you want to feel like a kid outside a candyshop, walk by this private park. It is only open with keys that belong to folks who live in the neighborhood. But never mind: the park offers peace and beauty with its trees and well kept shrubs and sculpture.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2012

I spent an hour one morning exploring the Gramercy Park area. Very charming, with beautifully ornated buildings. The park of course is closed to non-residents but it's nice to peek through the gates. I recommend the short hop on foot down to 19th Street between Irving Place and 3rd Avenue. Look up. Keep looking up. All kinds of surprises await....

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