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Things to do on the Gramercy Park

At the center of Gramercy lies the neighbourhood’s namesake, Gramercy Park, one of only two private parks in NYC, the other being Sunnyside Gardens Park in Queens. Gramercy Park has been the posh playground of the well-to-do since 1831, with access to the park limited to key-holding residents of the surrounding 39 residential buildings, in addition to members of select clubs, religious institutions, and hotels. The rest of the world must content itself with gazing through the wrought iron fence enclosing the grounds. If the pull of the Secret Garden is too intoxicating to resist, know that your insatiable curiosity can be quenched on Christmas Eve, the one day of the year that the park gates are opened to the general public: a genuine Christmas miracle.

Gramercy Park

Gramercy Park is a quiet, well-to-do residential area with brownstones and upscale apartment buildings on tree-lined streets.

Gramercy Tavern

Gramercy Tavern is high up on the list of the best restaurants in New York.

The National Arts Club

The National Arts Club hosts both members-only and public events, including exhibitions, theatrical and musical performances, lectures and readings. Feature programs focus on all disciplines of the arts.

Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace

When visiting the house’s period rooms, be sure to ask your guide about the master-bedroom furniture set, which was purchased for an extravagant $3,000 in 1865.

Brasserie Les Halles

Brasserie Les Halles is a comfortable and delicious French bistro with the best classicParisian dishes.

Beyond Sushi

A vet of TV’s Hell’s Kitchen makes fish-free sushi & other bites with seasonal veggies & fruit.