|Statute of Edwin Booth|
(brother of John Wilkes Booth)
I was able to tour the park as a guest of the Gramercy Park Hotel. (Even by NYC standards, this hotel is overpriced. The rooms are nice and not cramped, but there's no complimentary newspaper, coffee, or WiFi access. The only reason to stay here is access to Gramercy Park.)
I wasn't disappointed. Inside the 2 acre park, the noise of the big city was noticeably softer, the temperature a few degrees cooler (on the day I visited, NYC was 97!), and the throngs of people absent. In fact, the lack of people using the park, and the scores of people peering through the fence was a bit weird. Now, I know how the rich and famous feel when they are gawked at.