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Gramercy Park

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Address: Lexington Ave (20th/21st), New York City, NY 10001
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Activities: Walking
Description: A lovely and largely uncrowded park that's perfect for the midday stroll...
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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Park with Art

Coming back from a business lunch I wanted to jump on the uptown N and there was Gramercy Park. I'd been there before at night based on a friends recommendation, but it was closed... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Vienna, Austria
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

That's what makes a mega city a metropolis. Seconds away from traffic and busy meetings, I do like to sit down, have an espresso on the go and listen to the wheeze of sparrows.

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New York City, New York
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128 attraction reviews
394 helpful votes 394 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

This is one of only two private parks in the city. It is a small, beautiful park but only the owners of the 39 surrounding structures have keys to get in. It is unique and in a beautiful neighborhood.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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37 reviews 37 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Coming back from a business lunch I wanted to jump on the uptown N and there was Gramercy Park. I'd been there before at night based on a friends recommendation, but it was closed to I couldn't see the art. Still it was fun to "happen upon it". The art is globes filled with interesting objects. Not sure who put... More 

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Spokane, Washington
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is a quiet, picturesque old neighborhood for a morning walk. Stand on the north side of the park and you can take a photo down Lexington Avenue, including the Chrysler Building. Do watch where you step; not everyone cleans up after Fido.

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New York City, New York
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98 reviews 98 reviews
47 attraction reviews
242 helpful votes 242 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Gramercy Park is both a specific park and the neighborhood around it. Mr Ruggles, who created the park and the earliest buildings surrounding it, used the private park, based on the British model of parks, as an incentive to get residents to move uptown (at the time) to live here. The park itself is an oasis of calm and is... More 

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California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014 via mobile

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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133 reviews 133 reviews
44 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014 via mobile

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
17 helpful votes 17 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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110 reviews 110 reviews
52 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 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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71 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 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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