View Full Version : Gramercy Park Day?

August 28th, 2006, 06:59 PM
Anyone know when this day will be announced for 2007, or if it is at all? And if it isn't announced how does one find out about it?

thanks. :)

August 28th, 2006, 07:22 PM
Gramercy Park is open to the public three days a year: Christmas, Yom Kippur, and Gramercy Day, usually the first Saturday in May.

Alain D
August 29th, 2006, 09:25 PM
Thanks for the info, Zippy. I took note of that. As a visitor, on my last visit, I wanted to ask anyone entering the park if they could allow me in as a guest, I would have made a few pictures and surely enjoy the place, but no-one ever showed up!

August 29th, 2006, 10:01 PM
Used to be, you were admitted if staying at the Gramercy Hotel. One snowy Christmas, my kids threw snowballs there. That institution no longer exists, alas. Slick condos, I think.

August 30th, 2006, 06:08 AM
This is what I love about this site. I learn something new about NYC all the time. I've read a zillion tour books & have never heard of Gramercy Park being opened to the public. It's too late this year(I'm booked for Sept15-18) but I've made a note for next year. Thanx!

August 30th, 2006, 03:39 PM
maybe we should delete that info ...

If the word gets out to too many folks then Gramercy Park might be inundated with "lookers" on those days -- and then the locals will say "no more".

Unless it is written into their GP agreement by which they maintain control of the GP property: that it must be opened to the public at certain times ...

August 31st, 2006, 10:18 AM
You are welcome to delete this post (whoever the admin is)...I was just curious. :)

Thanks for all the info though.

And the Gramercy Park Hotel does still exist and you do still get a key if you stay there. But they took most of their rooms and made them Lux Condos. And the ones that are left are triple the old price and usually sold out.

:) But please delete this if you feel it should be.

Alain D
August 31st, 2006, 10:33 AM
Lookers : avarage tourist.
Average tourist : never wanders around there. Gee, what attraction is there?
I'd say Visitors : those who love NYC in all it's details, including a few funny tourists (like me).

In any case, it seems to have been a secret since forever and it will probably remain so for most. Also, NYC's made of a thousand secrets like this.

No, really, do not delete that info. Leave it accessible to those who ask.

August 31st, 2006, 02:04 PM
what other secrets does NYC hold?

August 31st, 2006, 02:33 PM
a short list (http://nymag.com/nymetro/shopping/homedesign/14625/index.html) ...

plus this (http://www.pbs.org/wnet/newyork/hidden/contents.html) and this (http://rutgerspress.rutgers.edu/acatalog/__Hidden_New_York_2636.html)

and a virtual tour (http://www.gothamist.com/archives/2006/02/20/vr_tours_of_som.php)

Alain D
August 31st, 2006, 04:46 PM
To keep in the same vein as the Gramercy Park : the small Community parks on East 6th Street, open to the public whenever the residents-owners are there. Did you know that willows grow in the heart of New York City?
And by the way, Thank you Lofter1, your knowledge of this town is fascinating (as your skills for searching the net).