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Gramercy Park, New York City, New York, 2009

The New York Times called it “The Ultimate Neighborhood Park.” However it is always locked, off limits to everyone except neighborhood residents with keys. But through the magic of photography you can enjoy the view from the West end of the park. In the foreground is a monument to Samuel Ruggles, who purchased the land for the park back in 1831, when it was part of an uptown farm. Ruggles envisioned a community built around a central square owned by the neighbors, and that is what it remains today. I fill the image with the warmth of the late afternoon light, precious greenery, and a background of elegant apartment buildings.

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Phil Douglis31-Mar-2009 21:13
Thanks, Susan -- elegance is a good word for the feel of Gramercy Park. Glad you can feel it in this image.
Susan Bowen31-Mar-2009 04:57
Another beautiful image. You capture the elegance of this place so well.
Phil Douglis31-Mar-2009 02:39
This is an amazing place --I am glad you like it, Carol. Thanks to my daughter's "connections," Tim and I were able to spend a bit of time inside the park, photographing its tranquility and history. It gave me a chance to bring you, and all of my viewers, inside along with me.
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