Gramercy’s true elegance is displayed by the beautiful 19th century townhouses, Victorian brownstones, and prewar buildings surrounding the park, built by famous architects such as Emery Roth and Calvert Vaux. The neighborhood gets its name from Gramercy Park, the only private park in the city. Key access is needed and given to those who live on the perimeter of this gated oasis.
Many of the renovated townhouses along Gramercy Park are mansions with mahogany and marble details and fine gardens. The surrounding area of Gramercy has some row-house character and also features large apartment buildings with modern amenities.