Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
New York City in New York County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

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. (Marker Number None.)
 
Location. 40° 44.037′ N, 73° 59.328′ W. Marker is in New York City, New York, in New York County. Marker is on East 14th Street east of Irving Place, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is 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 marker. 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); George Washington Statue (approx. 0.2 miles away); Abraham Lincoln Statue (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York City.
 
Categories. African AmericansHispanic AmericansSports
 
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.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 3, 2014, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 420 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 3, 2014, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
Paid Advertisement