GRAMERCY. A cast-iron fence completely surrounds the tranquil grounds of Gramercy Park, one of the only private parks still remaining on Manhattan Island. The two-acre park, designed by Samuel B. Ruggles, dates from 1831 and is flanked by numerous grand homes, ranging in style from red-brick townhouses and brownstones to Victorian and gothic-style apartment buildings. In the center of the park stands a statue dedicated to the famous Shakespearean actor Edwin Booth. Numerous modern-day stars own homes in the area. Street Smarts Walking Tours (212-969-8262) offers a $10 tour of Gramercy that includes a trip around the park.
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