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.