06/07/2012 10:01 am ET

Taxi Crashes Into Gramercy Park Leaving $50,000 Hole In Historic Fence

MANHATTAN — A taxi that crashed into the north side of the historic fence that surrounds exclusive Gramercy Park several weeks ago left a gaping hole in the wrought iron structure — one that’s going to cost nearly $50,000 to repair.

Currently, the hole in the landmarked fence is being plugged by several shutter doors scrounged from the Gramercy Park Hotel’s basement storage space that have been strung together along the edge of the park, said Arlene Harrison, a trustee of Gramercy Park and president of the Gramercy Park Block Association.