About the NeighborhoodThere’s arguably no more coveted object in New York than a key to Gramercy Park. The Eden of the East 20s and the city’s only private park, it can be accessed only by those lucky enough to have apartments or townhomes in the vicinity (or a room at the northerly Gramercy Park Hotel). That kind of exclusivity doesn’t end at the park gates: the surrounding neighborhood is a trove of cozy, candle-lit restaurants with weeks-long waiting lists (or hours-long walk-in waits).
“Damn you, New Yorkers, you’re all so extravagant.”
Catch a gig in a 1970s-era rock venue.
Few New Yorkers get past the gates of Gramercy Park.
1800s-era actor Edwin Booth immortalized in Gramercy Square Park.
Gramercy’s townhomes are some of the city’s coziest.
The National Arts Club’s mansion of a HQ.
Painter Julian Schnabel also designed the Gramercy Park Hotel.
Iron lamps on tree-lined sheets lend Gramercy elegance.
Coffee-shilling street carts are everywhere in the East 20s.
A hotel that’s both bohemian and over the top.
Queue for brunch at this lane’s eponymous café.