The Neighborhood | Gramercy Park
The city’s oldest residential neighborhood and most well preserved historic district with four separate parks and private gardens: Union Square, Madison Square, Gramercy Park and Stuyvesant Park. Union Square is surrounded by trendy shops, bars, restaurants and the Green Market, and is a very popular area especially for young professionals, designers and artists. Madison Square Park is the site of the original Madison Square Garden now shadowed by the Metropolitan Life Insurance Towers and Flatiron Building. Gramercy Park (along 23rd Street on Lexington Avenue), is a small gated park accessible to residents in the townhouses surrounding its garden. Stuyvesant Park is the only private park in the city where keys are used to open the gates. Gramercy Park is home to high performing P.S. 40, along with many others.