February 22, 2019
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BLOG: Renter’s Guide to Gramercy
Want the upscale sophistication of Uptown with the carefree style of Downtown living? Well, look no further than Gramercy — one of New York City’s quintessentially “New York” neighborhoods. With tree-lined streets, a deep history, and a central location, it’s an ideal locale for anyone who wants to experience all that Manhattan has to offer, including the best and most luxurious no-fee apartments in NYC.
Since 1844, Gramercy has served as the verdant centerpiece of the city where its landscaping and architecture add an element of European appeal to this already appealing section of town.
Gramercy affords residents the most picturesque of urban settings, but it also provides a location that makes it easy to get almost anywhere in the city for work or pleasure. Experience the shopping and street life of Union Square — just a five-minute stroll down Park Avenue. There, you’ll find shops like Whole Foods Market, Trader Joe’s, and The Food Emporium. And Chelsea is just a 15-minute walk to the west. Commuters who want an effortless way to get to work can just hop on the 6 train that will have them in Midtown or at Wall Street in under 20 minutes. Don’t want to wait for the train? Get anywhere quickly by taking advantage of the neighborhood’s plentiful Citi Bike stations. Medical professionals love the area since some of the top hospitals in the city are nearby.
Does this sound like the right neighborhood for you? Look for no-fee apartments that are well-maintained and spacious, just like Gramercy Park itself – your next home may already be waiting for you at The Liane or The Townsway.
Over the years, luminaries from the worlds of politics, business, arts, sciences, and fashion have called Gramercy home — including Oscar Wilde and industrialist Peter Cooper. In fact, Theodore Roosevelt was born in a house on 20th Street — now a National Historic Site. For those who want to celeb hunt, you’ll have no problem with bold-faced names like Uma Thurman, Jimmy Fallon, and Kate Hudson calling Gramercy their home.
Libations and Dining
Whether you want to have a few drinks with friends or one of the best meals of your life in one of the best restaurants in the world, Gramercy should be your home base.
From hidden gems to ultra-upscale eateries, this ‘hood has you covered. Since 1986, Friend of a Farmer has been at the forefront of the farm-to-table movement with grass-fed beef, local cheeses, and a strong focus on sustainability. You’ll be able to have a guilt-free meal no matter what you order. And for an evening to remember, try Maialino, Danny Meyer’s “love song to Rome.” This distinctive modern trattoria transports you to a summer’s night in the Eternal City, where you might indulge in a mouthwatering plate of carbonara in a little spot off the Piazza Navona.
How about a few cocktails pre- or post-dinner? The Gramercy Park Hotel’s Rose Bar is an excellent place to unwind with your favorite whiskey in a refined atmosphere surrounded by original Andy Warhols. Late-night fun continues in the hotel’s Jade Bar, where paintings of celebs are replaced by the subjects themselves who show up to party.
For a delicious nosh anytime of day, The Freehand Hotel offers a bevy of food and beverage options whether it’s breakfast and coffee at Smile to Go, a sumptuous seafood supper at Simon & the Whale, or handcrafted cocktails and warm evenings alfresco atop the hotel in the luxe confines of the Manhattan outpost of Miami’s popular Broken Shaker.
Wind down your night — no matter what time it might be — at L’Express, a 24-hour French bistro that might just have the best croque monsieur in the city. Then, head home to your luxury no-fee Gramercy rental – or, if you’re missing this essential piece of the puzzle, check out Algin Management’s current availabilities.