5. Houses Around Gramercy Park Are Designated as Landmarks

The Gramercy Park neighborhood was recognized as a historic district in 1966, and the properties surrounding the park on its east, west and south sides were also designated as landmarks. While newer apartments can be found scattered among older buildings, most of the townhouses were constructed in the mid-19th century (between 1844 and 1850) in the Italianate, Greek Revival and Gothic Revival styles; some also feature decorate wrought-iron fences.