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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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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 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
11 helpful votes 11 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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64 reviews 64 reviews
31 attraction reviews
229 helpful votes 229 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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61 helpful votes 61 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
16 helpful votes 16 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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108 reviews 108 reviews
52 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 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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70 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 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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201 helpful votes 201 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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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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