NoMad

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Get to know NoMad

Covering the northern third of Madison Square Park on up to 30th Street and stretching across the west and east sides from Sixth Avenue to Lexington, NoMad has undergone many changes in its time. But its iconic buildings, constructed in styles ranging from Beaux-Arts to Romanesque Revival to English Gothic Revival, still call back to history. Of course, the park itself is an attractive green space that is an inextricable part of the area. Restoration efforts helped spur residential development and the arrival of high-fashion businesses and trendy nightlife, making today’s Madison Square Park the cornerstone of a bustling neighborhood. Where the area was once a stopping point for those either entering or departing Manhattan, NoMad sits on the fulcrum of many other neighborhoods. Chelsea, Flatiron, and Gramercy are right next door, and subway service on the N, Q, R, W, and 6 lines can get you anywhere you need to go.

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Commerce & Culture

Though NoMad as a distinct neighborhood has (relatively speaking) been a recent development, the area above Madison Square Park has long been integral to the city’s fabric. The nation’s first Kinetoscope Parlor (a primitive movie theater) was on the corner of Broadway and 27th. A team responsible for developing the modern rules of baseball played on an empty lot at 27th and Lexington. Tin Pan Alley, home to the top music publishers and songwriters of the early 20th century, was on 28th between Fifth and Sixth. Presently, down near where Gilded Age moguls once socialized, there are many upscale drinking and dining options, from food markets to Michelin-starred restaurants. If you’re feeling particularly bold (as it is basically the drink-ordering equivalent of wearing a band’s t-shirt to that band’s concert), get yourself a Manhattan cocktail: the drink was created in a NoMad social club in the 1870s.