Gramercy | UBIQ New York


The Gramercy area, which makes up both Gramercy Park and Stuyvesant Town, represents an ideal Manhattan residential lifestyle and a warm place anyone would want to call home. Tucked away to the east of busy Union Square and more straightforward Murray Hil, Gramercy offers a tease of some of New York’s more luxurious streets and buildings, and of course there is the mega-exclusive Gramercy Park, to which only residents have a key for use. Planned community Stuy Town is something else, and is a great choice for wannabe Manhattanites looking for the comfort of a confined neighhood.

Where Is

The Locals

Gramercy offers a reprieve to some of the bustle of other neighborhoods nearby and its mix of longtime residents and newcomers appreciate it that way.

What's to Love

Gramercy is classically structured and easy on the eyes, and comfortable for those looking at central Manhattan at a slower pace. Local residents able to get a key to the most exclusive park in New York get an extra bonus. Stuy Town is unique in New York as an enclosed neighborhood planned community

What's Not to Expect

Not much in the way of either nightlife or famous New York attractions. Gramercy Park is quite pricy and good deals are hard to come by.

Gramercy Look & Feel

Gramercy is a beautiful, neighborhood surrounding the lovely and famous park that is elegant even if you aren’t allowed to go inside. Stuy Town is an old-fashioned mid-20th century planned community that feels nothing like anywhere else in NY, almost like a small college campus.

Great Eats Cool Drinks & Nights Out & Entertainment

The eastern part of Gramercy is abundant with good restaurant options, while Stuy Town offers none.

Top picks:

  • Maialino: classic Italian restaurant, one of the best in the city
  • Bar Jamon: one of a number of good East Side tapas restaurants
  • BLT Prime: the neighborhood’s top steakhouse

Parks & Rec

Exclusive Gramercy Park is obviously the most famous greenspace, but as it is private and only accessible by locals with a key, very few people actually get to use it. Stuyvesant Square is the neighborhood’s other main park

Guest Lodging

The vast majority of New York’s hotels are located in central Manhattan, but fewer options in more southern locations like Gramercy. Some top picks include the Gramercy Park Hotel and nearby W Hotel in Union Square.

Public Transportation

Unfortunately only on the 4/5/6 train line along Lexington Ave is available, making transportation choices less than ideal for getting around. However, the long-planned Second Ave Subway is set up to open later this decade, providing train service for the first time to the neighborhood’s east side. As a result, buses are used far more heavily here than other parts of Manhattan.

Transportation options:

4 5 6 Bus service

Car Travel

There is no non-commercial street parking in Gramercy during the week, so car owners must garage their vehicles or find somewhere else to park them.

Yellow cabs for passenger pickup are also readily available just about anywhere.

Distance from main airports by car:

LaGuardia: 25-40 minutes
JFK: 45-60 minutes
Newark: 50-75 minutes

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