Decorator Lucinda Loya Turns a Former Convent into a Contemporary Stuyvesant Park Haven

Decorator Lucinda Loya Turns a Former Convent into a Contemporary Stuyvesant Park Haven

Stuyvesant Park, a charming, tree-shaded oasis in Manhattan’s east teens, is just a stone’s throw from tony Gramercy Park, but a world apart. For starters, neighborhood residents are not required to have a key to gain access to it, so anyone can walk her dog (or even a pig) and take a breather from the city hustle. Spotted recently in the park, the black-and-white leashed pig suggests an earlier era, when this part of town was the bucolic farm of Peter Stuyvesant, the last Dutch director-general of New Netherland (before it became New York). His great-grandson gave the land, which then had uninterrupted views of the East River, to the city for use as a park in 1836.

Read the full NYC&G New York Cottages and Gardens article here