Gramercy Park Trustee Arlene Harrison next to the park's fence. Nicole Bengiveno/The New York Times
Today's New York Times: A Peek in Gramercy Park ...
"Arlene Harrison, president of the Gramercy Park Block Association, and the park's chief steward and guardian, said she gets two or three requests a day to take pictures inside, 'and the answer is always no.'"
The Gramercy Park Christmas tree, a 35-ft Norway Spruce, is being delivered to the Park today. In keeping with a 40-year tradition, the tree is being provided by the Boag family of Seaside Park, NJ.
"We appreciate the fact that each year the Boag family looks for a tree that for various reasons can no longer continue to grow in its present location. This particular tree was blocking the solar panels on the roof of a seed supply company in Parsippany, NJ, and was replaced with a 10ft Norway Spruce," said Park Trustee Arlene Harrison.
"The arrival of the tree marks the beginning of the holiday season, and the Brotherhood Synagogue will soon place a menorah in the Park. The Trustees are pleased to sponsor both the Synagogue's Menorah Lighting Ceremony and Christmas Eve Caroling in the Park," she added.
COURTESY THE CALDER FOUNDATION
Article in ARTNEWS: Calder Sculpture Returns to Gramercy Park After returning from the Netherlands, Alexander Calder's 1969 sculpture Janey Waney was recently reinstalled in Gramercy Park.
Calder Foundation President Alexander Rower told ARTnews that the sculpture will remain in the park indefinitely and that the sculpture's installation is "one of the [the foundation's] great successes."