Oh, to live on Gramercy Park! For over 180 years, a Gramercy Park address has inspired excitement and longing in countless generations of real estate obsessed New Yorkers. Steeped in romance and tradition, this tucked-away jewel-of-a-garden has regally borne witness to endless city intrigues, politics, and scandals. In a city where the landscape shifts before your very eyes, Gramercy Park remains staunchly and unapologetically the same as it ever was. Private. Beautiful. Insular. Desirable. Not a bad racket for one square block of fenced in greenery. For all these reasons and more, we decided to focus our lens on this remarkable neighborhood where the glory of New York City’s past stands shoulder to shoulder with the present. And we’ll bring it all to you in less than four and a half minutes running time! We hope you enjoy it.
Greg and I both come from TV and film backgrounds prior to real estate, so we have long talked about wanting to do some video projects about the richness and diversity of property and architecture in the city.
From this idea, a web video concept called “Real Property” was born. In theory, we want it to be about the unique stories of unusual properties (and the folks who inhabited them), as well as the way in which the City continues to evolve. Past meets present in New York City every day and we want to explore that. In practice, we are not quite there yet… but I do believe we get closer with every episode.
Anyway, you be the judge. Here is our first episode of “Real Property with Jesse and Greg.” Don’t be shy in the comments, we welcome your feedback!