June 22, 2019 dataharvest

Ruggles’s Gift: The Key to Gramercy Park

“Those new to New York are often surprised by Gramercy Park — a beautifully landscaped gem, but one with a fence and a locked gate. So how does one get in?

The key to getting a key is owning a home on the park and paying an annual fee. Samuel B. Ruggles, a lawyer and politician, donated the land for the park in 1831 and set up the covenant that survives to this day.” – Read more by MARTHA WILKIE

In The Villager https://www.thevillager.com/2019/06/real-estate-ruggless-gift-the-key-to-gramercy-park/