Gramercy Park

Cute shops, cool taverns, and one very special members-only park.

It may be in the middle of the Big Apple, but Gramercy feels private and secluded. Tree-lined streets converge at this neighborhood’s famously exclusive park—its gates remain locked unless you know someone (or are someone) who has a key. Although Gramercy’s green space isn’t open to everyone, the charming bars, bodegas, and cafes sprinkled throughout the surrounding neighborhood will gladly welcome your patronage.

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On the Map

Gramercy Park is within Manhattan and bordered by East Village, Alphabet City, Greenwich Village, Flatiron District, Kips Bay, and Union Square

JFK Airport: 30 minutes by cab without traffic
LaGuardia Airport: 20 minutes by cab without traffic
Times Square: 17 minutes by subway
Wall Street / Financial District: 20 minutes by subway

  • Public transit is Easy
  • Having a car is Difficult

The Good Life in Gramercy Park

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The neighborhood is remarkable mainly because of its proximity to Union Square, terrific public transportation, and the East River Greenway. We're one express subway stop from Chinatown, two from Times Square, and a 10 minute walk from the best Greenmarket on the East Coast."

Getting Out in Gramercy Park

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One of New York City's best neighborhoods - the perfect combination of calmness, convenience, and a quiet place that's two minutes away from all the action!"

Inside the Exclusive Garden

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Gramercy Park is the only privately held park in Manhattan. The keys are available for an annual fee to a limited number of owners who live around the park. This key is needed to enter AND exit the park."


Airbnb works with local photographers to capture the spirit of neighborhoods all around the world. The photography on this page includes work by:

Jacob Krupnick

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Jacob Krupnick is a director and photographer from Brooklyn. In 2011, he released the feature-length dance film "Girl Walk // All Day", a non-stop music video shot entirely in the streets of NYC. Since then, he’s spent his time creating one-of-a-kind, immersive screening experiences all over the world. Shooting for Airbnb was a great excuse for Jacob to wander the city with a camera in hand, thinking about what best defines the feel of a neighborhood.