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6 Reasons to Visit NYC's Gramercy

6 Reasons to Visit NYC's Gramercy

Historical, elegant, and birthplace of Teddy Roosevelt, Gramercy houses original NYC architecture and one of the city’s finest parks, Gramercy Park. Largely a residential commune with 150-year-old townhouses, Gramercy envelopes wealthy NYC culture with the quaintness of a smaller city. Featuring the Players Club, Gramercy Park Hotel, and Julia Roberts’ penthouse, once you hang out in this area, you’ll realize why nobody leaves.

Interested in the Gramercy’s underbelly? Here are a few things to try:

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    Dumplings Workshop
    Dumplings Workshop

    CocuSocial

    Dumplings. This class kind of sells itself ? But just in case you?re one of those ?detail-oriented? people, here?s a little more to chew on: Dive into a world of mouthwatering meanderings during a hands-on cooking class. Learn to make dough, prep fillings (pork or veggie), wrap, and boil your creations to perfection.

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    Gelato Making Class -- temporarily disabling due to Groupon deal (MCK, 12/30/16)
    Gelato Making Class -- temporarily disabling due to Groupon deal (MCK, 12/30/16)

    Mia Chef Gelateria

    Trying to think outside the box? Look no further than this gelato making class. Come learn the ancient process of making gelato and experience the process of this artesian dessert. You will learn all the steps necessary to make this delicious dessert and get the treat of taking home your exquisite creation. Have fun with total strangers or book with a group of your friends. See if you have what it takes to be a gelato chef for the day.

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    Washington Irving and the Ghosts of Gramercy Park
    Washington Irving and the Ghosts of Gramercy Park

    Ghosts of NY

    The Gramercy Park Historic District. Elegant. Exclusive. In need of a serious exorcism. Hit the streets of Gramercy with a local host and supernatural storyteller during this peek-through-fingers excursion. Take in a backdrop of charming Victorian architecture that harkens so strongly back to New York?s past, that the long dead still feel at home there today. Enjoy nail-biting tales that mingle history with urban legend, and touch on such notables as Washington Irving and Oscar Wilde.

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    Beading Crash Course
    Beading Crash Course

    Jewelry box never full enough? In search of a new necklace? Maybe you’re earrings need sprucing? Fill it, with personally made beaded jewelry. You’ll create it all in this one-of-a-kind class. Show off your personal style, telling others, “Oh, this? It’s just (insert name) designed.”

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    Salsa
    Salsa

    Stepping Out Studios

    Dancing is the vertical expression of horizontal desire. No dance encompasses this mentality better than the licentious art of salsa. In the heart of Gramercy, you’ll break a sweat and get in touch with your spicy side--without eating Thai! Finding your Latin flair, you’ll polish off those dancing shoes and shimmy your way across the dance floor. This stuff’s caliente!

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    Basically Baking (activity not offered for more than 1 year FMC 9/15/17)
    Basically Baking (activity not offered for more than 1 year FMC 9/15/17)

    Institute of Culinary Education

    Is there a better smell than freshly baked bread in the morning? Seriously, is there? Basically Baking teaches you how to bake extraordinary desserts. Let chocolate chunk scones ripple through the air and fresh hazelnut waft to your nostrils, as you create and taste these delectable ingredients. Basically Baking is, uh, basically the best way to bake in Gramercy. It’s kind of a big deal?

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