NoMad: Mobile NWC Neighborhood With Lots to Offer


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NoMad view from the top of The Whitman Mansion. (From a list at 21 E. 26th St. #PH)

It’s pretty ideal to live in a centrally located neighborhood to all that Manhattan has to offer, and NoMad is this place – and much more. It is as energetic as it is architecturally impressive. Best of all, when COVID-19 is behind us, this neighborhood (the acronym means North of Madison Park) is a quick walk to the Midtown office towers.

Things To Know About NoMad

Charming NoMad Coop

Beautiful kitchen in a charming apartment NoMad asking $ 365K. (From a list at 126 E. 30th St. # 4A)

The area is known for its luxurious properties. However homebuyers and tenants will also find budget gems. For example, a studio cooperatives for less than $ 400,000, and modest one-bedroom rentals starting at $ 1,750.

For historical lovers, NoMad is particularly impressive. On the eastern outskirts is the iconic and triangular Flatiron Building. In 1902 it was the tallest building in the city. Then there is West 28th Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues. The area was the former music headquarters of the city called Tin Pan Alley. Funny fact: It was the place where ‘Give My Regards to Broadway’ was released.

“NoMad is a diverse and historic neighborhood,” says Leonard Inzirillo, sales director at Douglas Elliman Development Marketing and the chief broker at Madison House. It is the tallest residential project in NoMad with 30,000-square-foot hotel amenities. “This part of town is famous for its fast energy, free areas and the coolest cafes.”

Where is NoMad?

Madison Square Park

Madison Square Park is a popular entertainment NoMad. (From a list at 10 Madison Sq. W. # 14D)

By definition, NoMad (a term first used to describe the neighborhood in 1999) begins at 34th Street to the north and extends south to Madison Square Park. Its western boundary is Sixth Avenue, and it runs east to Lexington Avenue.

What to Rent or Buy

Luxury NYC condominium

Luxury apartment NoMad. (From a list at 39 East 29th St. # 30D)

You’ll find a wide mix of buildings, from newer apartment developments to historic conversions, says Nicole Grandelli, sales director at Rose Hill, a new residential project by the Rockefeller group, which offers a classic yet modern design and a skyline view.

“NoMad has grown a lot in popularity and has transformed into one of the hottest residential destinations in the city,” says Grandelli. “By living here, you have access to one of Manhattan’s busiest and fastest neighborhoods right outside your door.”

Places to Eat at NoMad

Ordinarily the eateries in this neighborhood are a proper target. You can still indulge in nearby favorite Shake Shack burgers and snacks to go from Eataly during the current pandemic. Here are some other local choices, including long-standing staples and newer, more buzzing places.

Eisenberg’s Sandwich Shop: Locals say you can’t wrongly order an edible bowl of matzopila soup paired with tuna on rye, two faves served at this iconic New York counter since 1929.

Shoe: Locals say you will love the signature pasta served in the garden of this restaurant, a retreat from the hustle and bustle thanks to its Mediterranean flowers, trees and ivy.

Surrounding region: Locals say cheeseburgers and signature menu options like a whole roasted sea bass or a short rib for two abound in this California-inspired restaurant, open to eat in and out.

Green Space

Residents of NoMad say they rarely spend a day without a walk through Madison Square Park, a 6.2-acre green space that truly anchors the neighborhood, thanks to its extensive dog run, free WiFi, children’s concerts, playgrounds and art facilities.

How to get there

Centrally located, there are many subway options to reach NoMad. You can take the 6 train to 23rd Street (and Park Avenue South), the R or W to 23rd Street (and Broadway), or the F or M to 23rd Street (and Sixth Avenue).

Additional Highlights

The neighborhood also boasts the National Museum of Mathematics, the Sex Museum, the Rizzoli Bookstore, and several trendy hotels.


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