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Encyclopedia > Gramercy, Manhattan

Gramercy, also called Gramercy Park, is a neighborhood in Manhattan, New York City, focused around Gramercy Park, a private park between East 20th and 21st Streets. Manhattan Borough,highlighted in yellow, lies between the East River and the Hudson River. ... Nickname: The Big Apple Motto: Official website: City of New York Location [[Image:|250px|250px|Location of City of New York, New York]] Location in the state of New York Government Counties (Boroughs) Bronx (The Bronx) New York (Manhattan) Queens (Queens) Kings (Brooklyn) Richmond (Staten Island) Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R... Gramercy Park is a small, fenced-in private park in the Gramercy neighborhood of the borough of Manhattan in New York City, accessible only to residents of certain townhouses in the area who have keys to the park. ...


Roughly speaking, Gramercy is bound by 14th Street, First Avenue, 30th Street, and Broadway. Some consider its northern boundary to be 23rd Street, and consider the area north of 23rd street to be Rose Hill, though the usage of Rose Hill has never entered the popular lexicon. Others jokingly refer to the area north of 23rd street as Curry Hill, because of the prevalence of South Indian restaurants. Today, the northern boundary of Gramercy more likely meets the Murray Hill section of Midtown at around 30th Street. To west is the Flatiron District and Union Square, to the south the East Village, and to the east Stuyvesant Town. A view of Broadway in 1909 Broadway, as the name implies, is a wide avenue in New York City, and is the oldest north-south main thoroughfare in the city, dating to the first New Amsterdam settlement. ... 23rd Street runs from river to river across Manhattan, carrying two-way traffic. ... The Murray Hill neighborhood of Manhattan derives its name from the Murray family, 18th-century Quaker merchants mainly concerned with shipping and overseas trade. ... View of Midtown from Empire State Building. ... The Flatiron District is a small area in midtown Manhattan named after the Flatiron Building. ... Equestrian George Washington, by Henry Kirke Brown, 1856. ... Looking south from 6th Street down Second Avenue, one of the main thoroughfares through the East Village. ... Stuyvesant Town as well as the adjacent Peter Cooper Village is a large residential development on the East Side of Manhattan. ...


Gramercy, particularly the area immediately around Gramercy Park itself, is generally perceived to be a quiet area, safer than many other parts of the city. Gramercy Park is a private park, to which only people residing around the park have a key. The public is otherwise only allowed in the park one day a year. The actor James Cagney once lived in one of the buildings on Gramercy Park South (East 20th Street), as did Margaret Hamilton, who played the Wicked Witch of the West the 1939 movie The Wizard of Oz. Jimmy Fallon of Saturday Night Live fame currently resides in the area, as do Julia Roberts, Uma Thurman and Rufus Wainwright. James Cagney was part of the Legends of Hollywood USPS stamp series. ... Margaret Hamilton in The Wizard of Oz (1939) Margaret Hamilton (December 9, 1902 – May 16, 1985) was an American film actress. ... The Wizard of Oz is a 1939 musical fantasy film produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. ... Fallon with Tina Fey on May 18, 2002 cover of Entertainment Weekly. ... Saturday Night Live (SNL) is a weekly late-night 90-minute comedy-variety show based in New York City which has been broadcast by NBC nearly every Saturday night since its debut on October 11, 1975. ... Julia Roberts in May 2002. ... Uma Thurman at Cannes, 2000. ... Rufus Wainwright (born 22 July 1973) is an Canadian-American singer-songwriter. ...




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