Downtown on the East Side, from 14th to 23rd Streets, from Park Avenue South to the East River
A quiet enclave centered around Gramercy Park, Gramercy is considered one of the most desirable, if not exclusive, areas of Manhattan. Keys to this well groomed, private park are held only by residents of the townhouses that surround it. Private Clubs like National Arts, housed inside an old Victorian mansion, adds to the exclusivity of the area. Historic Irving Place, named after Washington Irving, is the thoroughfare of Gramercy below the park. Here you will find a variety of restaurants and bars including Pete's Tavern, New York's oldest surviving saloon once frequented by O. Henry. Irving Plaza, on East 15th and Irving, is a popular venue for nightly concerts featuring both well known and Indie bands.