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Gramercy Park

Lexington Ave (20th/21st), New York City, NY 10001 (Manhattan)
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Ranked #374 of 843 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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Ellicott City MD
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105 reviews 105 reviews
27 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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
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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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43 reviews 43 reviews
36 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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680 attraction reviews
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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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219 reviews 219 reviews
69 attraction reviews
155 helpful votes 155 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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32 attraction reviews
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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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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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14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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432 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2011

We visited Gramercy Park twice while staying in the hotel. It’s almost impossible for the park to live up to its aura (it doesn’t), but this is a neat piece of real estate that is pleasant enough to encourage a visit if you have the means. Although rather small, there are enough walkways and statues to make the visit interesting... More

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Memphis, Tennessee
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144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2007

We walked by Gramercy Park one late afternoon and the gate was open so we went in. I know it is private but I thought maybe they had it open for the day. Wrong! It is so beautiful! We sat down and spent some time in there BUT by the time we left the gate was closed. The gates are... More

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