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Gramercy Park

Address: Lexington Ave (20th/21st), New York City, NY 10001 (Manhattan)
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Ranked #222 of 629 Attractions in New York City
Type: Parks, State Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Walking
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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.

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California
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1,233 reviews 1,233 reviews
797 attraction reviews
299 helpful votes 299 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

The concept of a private park, especially in a place as crowded as New York City, is alien to me. But was staying at the Gramercy Park Hotel, so availed myself of the privilege. Very pretty. My 1% moment over, I returned to the hotel.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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129 reviews 129 reviews
43 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Wow to live here, and to have access to the park, the park gates are locked and only residents have a key!!! To have the key I think you've made it!!!!

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New Albany, Ohio, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
65 helpful votes 65 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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126 reviews 126 reviews
39 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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
185 helpful votes 185 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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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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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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39 attraction reviews
257 helpful votes 257 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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