The Lower Manhattan, New York neighborhood of Gramercy Park takes its name from the historic, private fenced park located in the community. This is a quiet, upscale residential and commercial neighborhood, which is considered to be a safe neighborhood with lots of walkable destinations, including a historic district, parks, restaurants, and shops. Services in the area include hotels and fashionable restaurants, pubs and bars. There are several schools and the renowned Mt. Sinai Hospital located in the neighborhood. For pet owners, there is a unique pet shop in the community, and nearby veterinarians and groomers. Many restaurants, cafes, and eateries are located along streets in the area and some with outdoor patios allow dogs in their outdoor seating areas.
Residents and visitors enjoy walking in this safe, exclusive neighborhood when New York weather cooperates. Weather can be variable in spring and fall, depending on Atlantic weather systems, with rain and overcast days common in this coastal region. Summers tend to be hot and humid, with sunny days, although overcast days are also experienced in summer. Winter can be cold and damp, so be prepared and dress for the conditions when walking in the Gramercy Park neighborhood in winter.
This historic neighborhood is comprised mostly of residential buildings, brownstones and brick high rise buildings. It is an affluent neighborhood, and relatively exclusive with a private, fenced and locked park located in the neighborhood. This area features a variety of architectural styles, with 20-story high rises being the tallest structures in the area, and many three to six-story residential and commercial buildings. An active historical society has worked to preserve the character of the neighborhood and designate historic buildings for locals and visitors to enjoy. Also, there is plenty of mature landscaping and tree-lined streets, and some townhouses have generous yards by Manhattan standards. There is even a private 42-room mansion located on Gramercy Park South. Strolling with your dog in this neighborhood is very relaxing; most residents feel secure here, and there are beautiful buildings and landscape to enjoy on walks. The area is relatively flat, and there are well-maintained sidewalks. Along with the shady tree-lined streets, negotiating the area on foot is easy and stress-free.
Gramercy Park is famous for its exclusive private fenced and locked park. Local residents adjacent to the park have keys and additional keys can be purchased by residents, however, a limited number are available. Dogs are not allowed in the park even for those with keys. While the public cannot access the park itself, the park is surrounded by sidewalks that are popular for area residents and visitors to walk their dogs.
Stuyvesant Square is located on the southeast border of Gramercy Park and is open to the public. This small park has beautiful trees and walking paths, and dogs must be kept on-leash. The Union Square Dog Run is located in Union Square Park which lies on the western border of Gramercy Park and provides an off-leash area for your dog to romp with playmates and meet other local pooches. The Augustus St. Gaudens Playground, and Peter’s Field along with local school properties also provide some green open and treed spaces. Access by dogs is limited, but these areas can be enjoyed from the bordering sidewalks. The entire Gramercy Park neighborhood has quite a few trees and some yards and walks through the residential and historical areas provide a greenways experience to pedestrians and their canine companions