April 25, 2014
Madison Square Park Renaissance Praised in The New York Observer
A recent article in The New York Observer titled, The Other Central Park: Madison Square Park’s Residential Renaissance, serves as testament to the growing popularity of the NoMad neighborhood’s residential and business communities.
Author Roland Li details the area’s recent transformation by highlighting the renaissance of Madison Square Park: “The park had not only been returned to its former glory, but in many ways surpassed it… The neighborhood’s central location is a major asset, with subway lines connecting to all parts of Manhattan. Its proximity to Grand Central Terminal and Penn Station is also a boon for commercial tenants. It has all the Downtown cachet of Tribeca, in other words, with none of the inconvenience.”
Madison Square Park in the Gilded Age was surrounded by the homes and clubs of the city’s richest society families (Winston Churchill’s mother grew up here as did Edith Warton). The article discusses the return of celebrity residents to the area: from Tom Brady, Gisele and Rupert Murdoch (in One Madison) to Chelsea Clinton and her husband Marc Mezvinsky along with NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon in (The Whitman).
The New York Observer also points out the success of Shake Shack, Eataly, Eleven Madison Park and a number of the neighborhood’s other popular eateries.
It is nice to see Madison Square Park and NoMad achieving the same cache they had in the Gilded Age as the city’s crossroads of fine residences, world-class dining, entertainment, and new ideas.