Gramercy Park is an upscale neighborhood with its own private park of the same name. Residents who shell out for the stately brownstone homes surrounding the park get keys to access it; it's open to the public for one hour each year on Christmas Eve. For the less privileged there is a nearby park with a playground and a separate dog run. There are also a number of schools within its borders that cater to the families here.
You'll find a good selection of dining options, ranging from laid back to gourmet. When it comes to nightlife, the area is fairly subdued compared to the adjacent neighborhood of the East Village. Sure, there are bars, taverns, and even a couple clubs, but it doesn't have the same mob of fresh-out-of-school adults – the clientele tend to be a little bit more mature.
Wall Street: 4 miles / 10-20 minutes by car / 30-35 minutes by transit
Rockefeller Center: 2 miles / 10-25 minutes by car / 20-25 minutes by transit
Jersey City: 8 miles / 25-45 minutes by car / 35 minutes by transit
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