Gramercy

May 28, 2024

NYC’s Fotografiska museum to close and relocate, historic Park Ave South building to hit market

Swedish photography museum Fotografiska New York will close its New York City location with plans to relocate to a larger spot, the museum announced last week. Fotografiska opened at the historic Gramercy building at 281 Park Avenue South in 2019 and later was joined by the restaurant Verōnika and the Chapel Bar. The museum's last day in the current building will be September 29 and the restaurant and bar will close in June. As Crain's reported, 281 Park Avenue South owner, Aby Rosen's RFR Holding, will put the architecturally stunning building on the market this week for an undisclosed amount.
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February 22, 2024

This $3.25M Gramercy two-bedroom comes with expansion potential–and a key to the park

This two-bedroom apartment on a high floor at 50 Gramercy Park North, asking $3,250,000, is spacious enough in its current form. Making use of a sprawling great room, a third large bedroom can be created, adding value and livability. Floor-to-ceiling windows look out over the classic Manhattan neighborhood. Even better: Proximity to Gramercy Park means lucky residents get coveted keys to the private park.
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February 8, 2024

Fotografiska New York to offer discounted museum admission on second Sundays

The photography museum Fotografiska New York will soon offer discounted admission on the second Sunday of every month. Starting on February 11, the contemporary museum is offering $10 admission on second Sundays; tickets normally cost $31 for adults. Located at 281 Park Avenue South in Gramercy, the museum offers visitors engaging photography exhibitions, coffee and pastries at its cafe, and a curated retail shop.
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December 5, 2023

James Beard Foundation foodie’s Gramercy penthouse with twin terraces asks $3.3M

"Chef's kitchen" is a common term when it comes to residential listings, but the current owner of this Gramercy co-op at 201 East 21st Street, former James Beard Foundation Chief Strategy Officer and (current) culinary consultant Mitchell Davis, has entertained some of the world's greatest chefs in his kitchen. Asking $3,295,000, the three-bedroom post-war penthouse has one terrace for drinks, another for dining, and a full menu of bespoke designer details in addition to its foodie pedigree.
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October 31, 2023

Dramatic triplex condo on historic Stuyvesant Square in Gramercy asks $1.5M

Here's an opportunity to own a renovated one-bedroom condo in one of the most attractive buildings in Gramercy. Facing the historic Stuyvesant Square Park, the home takes up three levels (including a bonus attic space) at 305 Second Avenue, a building also known as Rutherford Place. Designed by prolific architect R. H. Robertson, the 10-story building was built as a hospital in 1902 and gifted to the city by J.P. Morgan. Asking $1,545,000, the available residence features 20-foot ceilings, park views, a mullioned glass wall, and 21st-century amenities.
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October 12, 2023

Gothic Gramercy Park townhouse of late fashion designer Oleg Cassini asks $13.95M

The neo-Gothic townhouse once owned by late fashion designer Oleg Cassini is for sale. The five-story home at 135 East 19th Street became part of an estate battle between the daughter and widow of Cassini following his death in 2006, ending only last year when it was sold in an auction for just $5 million. Now on the market for $13,950,000, the quirky townhouse measures nearly 7,000 square feet and features a double-height living room with a barrel-vaulted ceiling and massive stone fireplace, stained glass windows on every floor, a glass solarium, and more unique elements.
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September 7, 2023

For $4M, this Gramercy condo gives you the living space of a duplex with a private backyard

It's hard to find a Manhattan apartment that embodies city living and still has outdoor space for gardening. This three-bedroom-plus-guest-suite condo at 355 East 19th Street is the rare exception. Asking $4,000,000, this 2,663-square-foot Gramercy duplex offers three bedrooms, two full baths, and a fabulous bi-level 1,521-square-foot outdoor oasis.
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August 28, 2023

NYC’s Gramercy Park Hotel to reopen with rooftop bar and Danny Meyer restaurant

After closing during the pandemic, Manhattan's famed Gramercy Park Hotel will reopen under new ownership, the Wall Street Journal reported. MCR Hotels, the nation's third-largest hotel owner and operator, has purchased a 99-year lease to the hotel, located directly across from the exclusive Gramercy Park, for roughly $50 million and expects to reopen the property as one of the city's most luxurious hotels in 2025 following renovations. Plans include upgrades to the lobby, the 197 guest rooms, the first-floor restaurant (Danny Meyer's Maialino), and the 7,000-square-foot rooftop bar.
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July 26, 2023

WeWork founder Adam Neumann relists Gramercy penthouse for $32M

Adam Neumann has relisted his Gramercy Park penthouse for $32 million, $5.5 million cheaper than when it last hit the market in 2020. In 2017, the founder and former chief executive of WeWork and his wife Rebekah Paltrow Neumann paid $27.5 million for the duplex penthouse at 78 Irving Place and the unit below it; the couple also picked up two additional apartments on the ground floor for $7.2 million.
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June 5, 2023

Lottery opens at new Passive House rental in Gramercy, from $836/month

A sustainable rental in one of Manhattan's most sought-after neighborhoods launched a housing lottery last week. Designed by Hill West Architects to meet Passive House standards, Gemma Gramercy is a 20-story building, located at 200 East 23rd Street, that will use 85 percent less energy than traditional buildings. Qualifying New Yorkers earning 40, 60, and 130 percent of the area median income can apply for the available apartments, priced from $836/month studios to $3,490/month for two-bedroom units.
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May 10, 2023

New exhibition celebrates design icon Milton Glaser’s grooviest work

A New York City exhibition is showing off rarely-seen whimsical work of famed late illustrator Milton Glaser. Hosted at the School of Visual Art's Gramercy Gallery, "Milton Glaser: POP" features nearly 150 items drawn from the Glaser archives, including book, album, and magazine covers as well as posters and advertisements. Many of these pieces have not been viewed since they were originally published, and some have never been published at all. Free and open to the public, the exhibition will be on view from Wednesday, May 17 through Monday, June 5.
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February 21, 2023

Design perfection and ideal location meet in this $1.25M pre-war Gramercy co-op

This stunningly-designed high-floor one-bedroom home in a pre-war building is surrounded by beauty, inside and out. The Art Deco building at 235 East 22nd Street, known as Gramercy House, is just two blocks from Gramercy Park, near Union Square, Nomad, the East Village, Midtown, and more. Southern light, stunning city views–and a wood-burning fireplace–make this jewel-box co-op, asking $1,250,000, a tempting choice for anyone seeking visual inspiration and creature comforts in a renovated and move-in-ready package.
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October 18, 2022

For $5.75M, experience cottage living surrounded by gardens–on a Gramercy rooftop

Manhattan's limited collection of rooftop cottages is the stuff of legend, but they're rarely available for sale. One of those legendary structures, part of a penthouse co-op atop a classic Gramercy loft building at 105 East 16th Street, is now on the market for $5,750,000. Along with the freestanding sky-cottage is a stylish main apartment and multi-level gardens and terraces. This unusual urban aerie has been published in New York Magazine–it's the East Coast home of Mark Lee, Broadway producer and former CEO of Barneys and Gucci.
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October 3, 2022

SHOP THE LISTING: Baz Luhrmann’s Gramercy Park townhouse

Famed director Baz Luhrmann’s Gramercy Park townhouse could be yours to rent for $75,000/month. Located at 243 East 17th Street, the six-bedroom home spans five stories and overlooks Stuyvesant Square Park. The extravagant townhouse is also available for purchase. Luhrmann and his wife Catherine Martin first listed the home for $19,995,000 in March but later dropped the price to $18,999,500. If you’re loving the interior design of this home, we’ve sourced a few key pieces that are identical or similar to the items in the listing photos. So you can get the look–without having to move.
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September 8, 2022

Baz Luhrmann’s Gramercy townhouse hits the rental market for $75K/month

Famed director Baz Luhrmann's Gramercy Park townhouse could be yours to rent for $75,000/month. Located at 243 East 17th Street, the six-bedroom home spans five stories and overlooks Stuyvesant Square Park. The extravagant townhouse is also available for purchase. Luhrmann and his wife Catherine Martin first listed the home for $19,995,000 in March but later dropped the price to $18,999,500, as first spotted by the New York Post.
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August 3, 2022

Cara Delevingne buys Jimmy Fallon’s Gramercy penthouse for $10.8M

Supermodel Cara Delevingne purchased Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon's Gramercy Park penthouse for $10,800,000 in an off-market deal, according to CityRealty and confirmed by property records. Located at 34 Gramercy Park East, the four-unit triplex combo penthouse was last listed for $15,000,000. The colorfully-decorated home has six bedrooms, five bathrooms, and office space, in addition to a number of unique features. Measuring 5,000 square feet across three floors, the residence has a custom staircase that connects all three levels, and even secret passageways, as 6sqft previously reported.
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March 4, 2022

For $3.25M, this pretty Gramercy co-op has a near-perfect layout and a key to the park

Only a fortunate few residences in the Gramercy Park neighborhood come with keys to the actual park, and this two-bedroom co-op at 32 Gramercy Park South is one of them. The apartment–a two-unit combo asking $3,250,000–is fully renovated without the awkwardness sometimes found when units merge. Spacious bedrooms and extra living space make the layout just right, and city skyline views add to the perfect Manhattan apartment equation.
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March 4, 2022

Director Baz Luhrmann lists vibrant Gramercy townhouse for $20M

Writer and director Baz Luhrmann and his wife, costume designer Catherine Martin, are selling their Gramercy Park townhouse for $19,995,000, as the Wall Street Journal first reported. Located at 243 East 17th Street, the 28-foot-wide Anglo-Italianate-style six-bedroom home sits on Stuyvesant Square Park, within the area's historic district. Inside, the Australian couple put their own creative touch on the 19th-century home, with dramatic, patterned wallpaper, bright colors, and carefully curated furniture.
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September 21, 2021

Famed London steakhouse Hawksmoor opens in Gramercy’s historic United Charities Building

"Our job was easy – restore the building to its former glory and use reclaimed building materials and antique lighting to create a restaurant and bar that feel like they really belong in the space," says Huw Gott, co-owner of the NYC outpost of London's popular steakhouse Hawksmoor, referring to its location in Gramercy's historic United Charities Building. The restaurant is located in the landmarked building's grand Assembly Hall, under the original 30-foot vaulted ceiling. It's the perfect place to enjoy one of Hawksmoor's famous dry-aged steaks that are cooked over live charcoal. Ahead, see more of the stunning space and hear about the project firsthand from Gott.
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May 18, 2021

Rufus Wainwright is selling his Gramercy Park pied-a-terre for $450K

Singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright used this artsy Gramercy studio to write several of his albums, as well as the opera Prima Donna, according to the Compass listing. He's now looking to offload the pied-a-terre at 38 Gramercy Park North, listing it for $450,000. In addition to these celeb-worthy bragging rights, the new owner can get a coveted key to Gramercy Park.
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March 22, 2021

In Gramercy, a former parish house is now a modern garret for $2M

The historic St. George's Episcopal Church is located on the west side of equally historic Stuyvesant Square Park. Around the corner at 205 East 16th Street, the former parish house was built in 1888 and converted in 2005 to a boutique condominium known as The Abbey. The homes are incredibly unique, including this top-floor duplex that just hit the market for $2 million. It underwent a recent gut renovation that features vaulted ceilings with skylights, exposed steel beams, a custom-built aluminum staircase, and a roof terrace.
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March 16, 2021

For $3.5M, a historic Gramercy co-op with a heavenly backyard

Not only does this Gramercy co-op come with a coveted key to the park, it has its own magical outdoor oasis for the asking price of $3,495,000. Located within the historic townhouse at 10 Gramercy Park South, the two-bedroom home underwent a modern renovation that retained its old-warm charm. Highlights include original moldings, an elegant marble fireplace mantle, and floor-to-ceiling French doors that lead to the planted garden.
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March 15, 2021

230-square-foot Gramercy studio comes with a key to the park for $395K

This Gramercy studio is just about 230 square feet, but it's been designed with an intelligence and sophistication that makes the tiny footprint seem less obvious or obstructive. And when you factor in that it comes with a coveted key to Gramercy Park for its $395,000 price tag, it's even better. The apartment is located at the 38 Gramercy Park East co-op and boasts 11-foot ceilings, mirrored walls, and a renovated kitchen and bathroom.
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March 4, 2021

Jimmy Fallon puts funky Gramercy penthouse on the market for $15M

The Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon and his wife Nancy Juvonen have put their incredibly unique six-bedroom Gramercy penthouse on the market for $15 million. The nearly 5,000-square-foot home at 34 Gramercy Park East is the result of combining four different apartments over three floors. There's something funky to see everywhere you look (Fallon decorated the home with antique finds from around the world), but some of the highlights include a "saloon room" with a vintage barback, a sound-proof pantry, custom-built furniture and wall coverings, and a hidden playroom equipped with monkey bars and a "jailhouse intercom" to the upstairs playroom. And, of course, it comes with a key to the park.
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February 19, 2021

Gramercy one-bedroom is a sunny gem for $625K

In an unassuming building at 207 East 21st Street, this co-op is a simple, sunny home that has a lot to offer for its $625,000 price tag. Not only is it in a prime Gramercy location, but it's a true one bedroom, has a lovely terrace, and is just generally a really nice little place.
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