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Gramercy Gym Site

 
 
Marker Close-up image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, August 31, 2007
1. Marker Close-up
Inscription. For more than half a century, the Gramercy Gym stood on this site. Legendary boxing trainer and teacher, Cus D'Amato, trained world champions Floyd Patterson and Jose Torres along with countless other boxers who were champions in their own right. P.C. Richard and Son salutes them all.
 
Erected by P.C. Richard and Son.
 
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 40° 44.037′ N, 73° 59.328′ W. Marker was in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker was on East 14th Street east of Irving Place, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: New York NY 10003, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Academy of Music Site (a few steps from this marker); Elihu Root (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Petersfield (about 500 feet away); Petrus Stuyvesant's Pear Tree (about 500 feet away); International Tailoring Company Building (about 600 feet away); Lafayette (about 700 feet away); Union Square Park (about 700 feet away); Washington Irving (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
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Gramercy Gym Site image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, July 11, 2013
2. Gramercy Gym Site
The marker is visible to the left of the P.C. Richard entrance at 120 East 14th Street. The gym, demolished in 1993, actually had a street address of 116 East 14th Street. Shortly after its destruction, this stretch of the street was named "Cus D'Amato Way". That blue street marker is just visible on the lamppost.
Gramercy Gym Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, October 21, 2018
3. Gramercy Gym Site Marker
When P.C. Richards closed this location, the marker was literally ripped out of the wall.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 23, 2018. This page originally submitted on March 3, 2014, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 458 times since then and 34 times this year. Last updated on October 21, 2018, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 3, 2014, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.   3. submitted on October 22, 2018, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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