GRAMERCY PARK NEIGHBOURHOOD
At first glance, private and secluded, Gramercy Park’s charming appeal thrives in its multitude of bars and cafés. This is the New York (NYC) of the literati, where the Rockefellers and Roosevelts once had townhouses behind the neighborhood’s elegant Italianate façades. Its tree-lined streets have attracted a multitude of personalities, from Oscar Wilde to John Steinbeck. Around every corner, you’ll relish in the legend and history of the buildings…not to mention you’re just a stone’s throw from one of Manhattan’s premier shopping districts. The field-to-fork Union Square Market is a few blocks from the Gramercy Apartments NYC, which attracts locals and visitors from all over the globe.
THINGS TO DO
- Window Shop at the designer stores on lower Fifth Avenue and lunch at Union Square Cafe. Their burgers are one of the best in town.
- Sip coffee and stop for a bite at the infamous Italian hotspot, Eataly. Browse their vast Italian food section, or get a takeout and enjoy an alfresco meal at Madison Square Park.
- Visit art galleries in Chelsea and museums; especially the Rubin Museum of Asian Art and the National Museum of Mathematics.
- Admire the Flatiron building whilst you relax in the park. it is one of the most magnificent architectural icons of New York City.
- If you’re into music, Irving Plaza is the spot to be, a historic concert hall with great performers.
- Exercise at Chelsea Piers Sports Complex. Thirty acres of abundant recreational opportunities located at W. 23rd Street and the Hudson River.
- Walk along the Highline between Gansevoort street and 30th street and enjoy Hudson river views especially at Sunset.
- Spend an evening at Union Square, to see creative art come alive.
- Take a walk or bike ride along the East River path.
- Relax in Madison Square Park. Have lunch or dinner after you take in the ever-changing outdoor art exhibits. Get healthy salads from Dig In, a fabulous takeout on 23rd Street or the famous burgers and shakes at the Shake Shack outdoor cafe in the Park.
- Take a walk (or jog) South along the Hudson River towards Battery Park City. Visit Ground Zero, a short walk East from Battery Park City.
NEIGHBORHOOD SITES TO SEE
- Gramercy Park
- Madison Square Park
- National Art club/ The Players club
- Gramercy Theatre
- Irving Plaza
- Jazz Standard
- Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace
DISTANCES FROM Gramercy Townhouse
- 7 minute walk to the subway line 6, 4, & 5 and a 15 minute walk to N,R & W subways line.
- 10 minute walk to Flat Iron, Chelsea, NoMad, Stuyvesant town, Murray Hill and Kips Bay
- 12 minutes to Times Square by F subway
- 15 minutes by the 6 subway to The Metropolitan
- 15 minutes by the N,W,R subway to Rockefeller Center and the Broadway theaters
- Gramercy Park 0.1 miles
- Madison Square Park 0.5 miles
- The National Arts Club 0.2 miles
- Stuyvesant Square Park 0.3 miles
- Irving Place 0.1 miles
- Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace
National Historic Site 0.3 miles
MOST POPULAR LANDMARKS
- Empire State Building 1.0 miles
- Grand Central Station 1.2 miles
- Times Square 1.8 miles
- Rockefeller Center 1.9 miles
- Museum of Modern Art 2.7 miles
- Central Park 2.4 miles
- Statue of Liberty 4.3 miles
- The Metropolitan Museum of Art 2.1 miles
RESTAURANTS AND MARKETS
- Friend of a Farmer (Restaurant) 0.1 miles
- Gramercy Tavern (Restaurant) 0.1 miles
- Maialino (Restaurant) 0.3 miles
- Whole Foods (Supermarket) 0.6 miles
- Il Buco (Restaurant) 0.7 miles
- Union Square Farmers Market (Market) 0.6 miles
- LaGuardia Airport 11.3 miles
- Newark Liberty International Airport 15.5 miles
- John F. Kennedy International Airport 15.7 miles
- Vintage Thrift Shop
- Dover Street Market
- Flying Tiger Copenhagen
- Top European designer furniture stores like BnB Italia, Molteni, Roche Bobois,