Excitement is building for what promises to be one of the great parties of the Fall season — This Is NoMad — on October 2nd at the Gansevoort Park Hotel. It will feature the tastes and sounds of our great neighborhood with special NoMad-inspired dishes from some of the area’s finest chefs and incredible live performances.
This Is NoMad is bringing together members of the community and business owners driven by a shared cause — to sustain our district’s unique benefits and improve conditions for businesses and residents.
We spoke to one such business owner and a NoMad Alliance board member, Sinéad Naughton of The Churchill Tavern, shared with Experience NoMad her excitement for the neighborhood and discussed why The Churchill Tavern is proud to participate in This Is NoMad.
Why did you decide to become involved with the This is NoMad benefit?
NoMad feels like the heart of the city. It has a beautiful park, interesting architecture, world class hotels and some of the best restaurants in the world. There’s diversity in all aspects of life here and businesses come in all sizes, from household names to small start-ups—all excited to make NoMad their base. Who wouldn’t want to be part of building this community?
We would love to hear about your favorite spots in NoMad. What is your favorite spot to go on a date?
For a very special experience, it has to be Eleven Madison Park.
What is the quirkiest place in NoMad?
The 1940s living room upstairs at The Churchill of course!
Favorite Burger in NoMad?
Where do you go to decompress/get drinks after work?
Dog & Bone on Third Avenue.
Do you have a go-to spot for morning coffee?
Tarallucci e Vino, for sure.
Favorite art installation?
Antony Gormley’s Event Horizon still stands out as a favorite.
Madison Square Park is famous for people watching. What is your favorite spot to sit and see the different faces streaming by?
I like to sit in the Dog Park with our dog Winston and watch all the people outside the gates.
What’s the most under-the-radar spot in NoMad?
Probably Saravanaa Bhavan, for the most amazing dosas.
When friends and family are visiting, where are you sure to take them in NoMad?
Madison Square Park.
It is hard to top the park! What is your favorite place in NoMad to experience culture?
The Jazz Standard, on certain Sunday afternoons, when it features aspiring young musicians.
Any particular reason why you chose NoMad for your business? How does the neighborhood influence The Churchill?
It’s alive and buzzing! Being in such a vibrant neighborhood keeps the adrenaline pumping. It also inspires us to stay current and keep up-to-date with trends in the hospitality industry.