Gramercy Park can now be seen on Google Maps.

Gramercy Park, elusive, mysterious and unseen by most. Not anymore, for anyone with a computer, or smart device and an internet connection, it’s now an attainable thing,you don’t even need to leave home. You can thank an Airbnb user Shawn Christopher from Pittsburgh who went into the park and took 360 degree photos using Photo Sphere, a Google app and uploaded the images to Google Maps. What he was not aware of is that this is generally not allowed. Founder of the Gramercy Park Block Association, Arlene Harrison has many rules regarding the park, and this is one of them.

Now much to the delight of many of the common folk, Gramercy Park can be enjoyed by ‘just anyone’. That’s what the internet is for after all, sharing all those things that are hidden.

Apparently Harrison turns down several photo requests a day, even  celebrities have been refused photography in the park. Google policy will allow images to be removed upon request, however Harrison says she will allow the photos to stay. However, she did add that if Google had requested to take the photos directly that she would have turned them down.

To view the interiors of the park, please click here.

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