2. Statue of Edwin Booth, Brother of President Lincoln’s Assassinator, is Found in Gramercy Park

The statue of Edwin Booth, erected in 1918, is one of the most notable features of Gramercy Park. The Shakespearean actor, who is seen depicted as Hamlet, was one of the most celebrated actors during the 19th century. His achievements, however, were overshadowed by his brother John Wilkes Booth, who assassinated President Abraham Lincoln in 1865. Decades following the incident, Edwin Booth founded the Players Club, on Gramercy Park South, as a place for actors and other creatives to congregate. Every year, on November 13th (Booth’s birthday), members of the club place a wreath on the statue.