While countless neighborhoods are regularly touted as Manhattan’s next big thing, there’s one locale that’s been a power player for decades, while only getting hotter: NoMad. This conveniently-located Manhattan neighborhood is home to some of the city’s best art, architecture, fashion, and food, as well as some of the city’s most interesting residents. Not sure what we mean? Whether you’re visiting from out of town or call the city home, here’s how to spend 24 hours in this exciting enclave:
Take a stroll through Madison Square Park: If you’re looking to stretch your legs and enjoy the beautiful weather, there’s no better place to do so than Madison Square Park. This charming NoMad park doesn’t have the crowds you’ll find in larger green spaces, like Central Park or The High Line, but offers picturesque tree-lined walkways, outdoor sculptures, and some of the best views of the neighborhood as you take a leisurely stroll through.
Check out the local architecture: NoMad’s art scene isn’t the only reason New Yorkers and out-of-towners alike are flocking to the neighborhood. In fact, it’s new luxury developments, like 277 Fifth Avenue, that are changing the way potential residents view the area. This unique luxury building offers sleek modern style from top to bottom, as well as some of the luxe details residents have come to expect from this elegant enclave. In fact, in addition to stunning city views, residents can enjoy amenities like a private library, entertaining suite, dining room, kids’ club, and state-of-the-art fitness center.
Grab dinner at Eleven Madison Park: One of the city’s most beloved restaurants is just steps away from the center of NoMad. Michelin-starred Eleven Madison Park is widely regarded as one of the world’s best restaurants, thanks to its rotating seasonal menus, which focus on creating meals from local ingredients while crafting a unique mix of flavors you won’t find anywhere else.
Enjoy a cocktail at Gansevoort Park Avenue: Feeling parched after a big day out on the town? Head over to the Gansevoort Park Avenue for a cocktail on a warm summer evening. At The Drift, the hotel’s rooftop lounge, you can enjoy superb city views from the comfort of a chaise lounge while enjoying great music and even better cocktails, like their famed sparkling frosé—that’s frozen rosé, for the uninitiated.
Catch a show at the PIT: Want to infuse your trip to NoMad with a little culture? Head over to the PIT—the People’s Improv Theater—and catch a show. This unique venue is a proving ground for some of the comedy world’s brightest up-and-coming talents, and a great place to check them out before they hit the big time.
New York’s most sought-after neighborhood just so happens to be its most interesting one, too. Fortunately, all it takes is 24 hours to understand what makes NoMad tick. Whether you’re in town for a weekend or live in the city full-time, there’s no time like the present to experience all this dynamic neighborhood has to offer.