7.5 out of 10

East 20th St, Gramercy Park

Ranked 7th best street in Gramercy Park
40.7375610513036 -73.9859345589847
Great for
  • Childcare
  • Clean & Green
  • Internet Access
  • Medical Facilities
  • Pest Free
Not great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Lack of Traffic
Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Professionals
  • Singles


5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
Nov 10, 2010
Editors Choice

"Gramercy Park beautiful!"

This is pretty much the street in Gramercy Park. The buildings are old and beautiful. There are a lot of restaurants and a few bars. And so much history!!
28 West 20th is where Teddy Roosevelt was born and lived. And, just a few doors down is what is, arguably, the best restaurant in New York City. Gramercy Tavern is pretty cool and the food is quite good. But, it's a little stuffy in atmosphere considering the lodge kind of decor and the menu is fixed price multi-course. It's worth going, in my opinion, but I don't know that I'd go so far as to say it's the best like everyone else does. Next door is a champagne bar called Flute. People like this place, but for my money, I'd rather get drinks at the bar at Gramercy Tavern.
There is a giant condo building at 20th and Gramercy where a lot of celebrities live. So, if you want to have a sighting then this is oneof the blocks. Gramercy Park is the only exclusive park in New York City. It has pretty much no energy to it because no one is allowed in it except for Gramercy Park residents. Every one on the lots surrounding this park has their own key and the residents are uber strict about even letting a residents' guests in. Weird, but it must be nice to have some green without all those people so I kind of understand. Directly across the street is The Players Club. It's an actors' club founded by Edwin Boothe (John Wilkes' brother and a very renowned actor). It's, to this day, very exclusive and has only admitted women for about the last 20 years. Right at the corner of Irving and 20th is a very famous rowhouse called Stuyvesant Fish House. It's beautiful and apparently haunted. I recommend every one take a peek.
There are a couple little taverns on this street too. And, the whole neighborhood is really beautiful. I really recommend it.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
Aug 29, 2008

"Family Neighborhood Living"

Gramercy/Peter Cooper Village is a safe neigborhood perfect for raising a family. I do recomend this location for seekers of the suburban life. The police academy is nearby along with schools and playgrounds. The river walk on Ave. C is convient and the views of the water and bridges are wonderful.

The Cons:
The noise from the FDR drive was constant and annoying but not nearly as annoying as the long walk to the subway. Taxi cabs are few and far between and the rents are expensive.

I would not recommend this location for busy professionals on the go.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
Jun 07, 2008

"Augustus Saint Gardens"

Great place for walking. The Augustus Saint Gardens are enough to take your breath away on this otherwise forgettable street. This a beautiful stucco maze of greenery, filled with plenty of wonderful places to open a book and read or to relax and have a picnic. There is a school in the area and is a good place for families and couples to live. I liked the simplicity of the area ad its proximity to the East Village and Alphabet City. A friend remarked that, “this street feels like a city within a city,” and I could not agree with her more.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids

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