Owners at 18 Gramercy Park have the privilege of purchasing an annual key to Manhattan’s only private park, a stately and serene space rich with history. Access is exclusive to those who live directly on the park, in some of the city’s most architecturally important and diverse buildings.
With its wrought-iron gates, bluestone sidewalks, shaded lawns, and wooden benches, Gramercy Park holds an ageless charm—entirely of contemporary New York, or perhaps London or Paris a century ago. Residents of 18 Gramercy Park can enjoy these two glorious acres as their own front yard.
Developer Samuel B. Ruggles founded “Gramercy Square” in 1831, carving out a precious bit of green open space in a city with a rapidly developing grid plan.
His foresight provided a future playground for presidents Theodore Roosevelt and John F. Kennedy as boys, and the heart of a neighborhood whose residents have included Henry James, Peter Stuyvesant, Herman Melville, Edith Wharton, Stanford White, Oscar Wilde, and Winslow Homer.