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Become a More Interesting New Yorker

There is a lot to know to stay on top of life in New York, and we’ve collected the best sites to keep our fellow NoMad-ites up to speed.

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Bowery Boys

Featuring text articles and podcasts, this site is the product of real history lovers.  Their sense of excitement about NYC’s past is palpable, and they make history come alive in their podcasts.  A great source for intriguing stories about the city and the NoMad area, particularly in the Gilded Age.
theboweryboys.blogspot.com

Crain’s

Crain’s New York.com delivers continuous coverage of the ever-changing business environment in New York.  On the serious side, Crain’s breaks important news stories, uncovers market trends, follows executive moves, and gives detailed statistics and market information on more than a dozen key New York industries.  In a lighter vein, Crain’s identifies lifestyle trends, new restaurants, books of note, executive profiles and tips for success.
crainsnewyork.com

Curbed New York

The Curbed blog covers real estate and neighborhood news with wit and insight. Coverage includes news about sales and rental prices, celebrity deals, new developments, exciting architectural plans, amusing broker stories, hot restaurants, and the latest neighborhood gossip.  A must read for people interested in trends both city-wide and in the NoMad neighborhood.
ny.curbed.com

Ephemeral New York

Ephemeral New York chronicles a constantly reinvented city through photos, newspaper archives, and other scraps and artifacts that have been edged into New York’s collective remainder bin. The site remembers forgotten people, places, and relics of the way New Yorkers used to live.
ephemeralnewyork.ordpress.com/

Flatiron 23rd Street Partnership

Launched in 2006, The Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership Business Improvement District (BID), has played a major role in encouraging change and improvement in the area around 23rd Street. The BID website provides news about BID activities and initiatives as well as items about upcoming events, interesting historical facts, and, most importantly, local businesses.  Great for keeping up on news about NoMad and Flatiron.
flatironbid.org

Gothamist

Gothamist bills itself as “a website about New York City and everything that happens in it.”  While it is a good place for local news about NoMad, it also provides a glimpse of national and tri-state news as well as interesting slants on stories you might not see anywhere else.  Gothamist has been described by The New York Times as a “marvelous, not-to-be-missed Web site” that “reflects everything worth knowing about this city.”  Forbesdescribed Gothamist as a “sophisticated, deliciously urbane city blog.”
gothamist.com

Madison Square Park Conservancy

This site delivers news and information about NoMad’s town square — Madison Square Park, a beautifully landscaped and maintained seven-acre urban oasis.  The site is the source for announcements about upcoming activities in the park, from large-scale art installations to jazz concerts, food festivals, children’s programs and author readings.
madisonsquarepark.org

MadParkNews

MadParkNews provides news about music and art events, restaurant openings, shopping, local deals and other happenings and events in the Madison Square Park, Flatiron and NoMad neighborhoods.
madparknews.com

Manhattan Unlocked

This blog is dedicated to the “Unbelievably Rich and Inordinate History of Manhattan” and offers in-depth explorations of the development of New York through the years.  Robert Amell writes the blog based on extensive research and supports his findings with astonishing visual material.  This is a terrific site for NoMaders who want to know how a building, a street, or the neighborhood has changed.
manhattanunlocked.blogspot.com

MoMath — The Museum of Mathematics

The Museum of Math, located in the  Madison Square North Historic District, is the only museum dedicated to Mathematics in the United States.  The museum’s mission is to enhance the public’s understanding and perception of mathematics and to stimulate wonder at the patterns that permeate our world.  This site is bound to be a key resource to learn about great museum events for adults and children alike.                             
momath.org

Museum of Sex

One of the hottest spots in NoMad for locals and visitors is the Museum of Sex at 27th and Fifth, dedicated to the history, evolution and cultural significance of human sexuality. The museum mounts featured exhibits such as Comics Stripped, Sex in Design and Sex Lives of Animals. Its website provides updates on all current and future museum exhibits as well as information about museum hours, unique features and special events.
museumofsex.com

Museum of the City of New York

This site is a key place to learn about NYC history and upcoming museum exhibits that highlight NoMad and other New York neighborhoods and their perpetual transformation.
mcny.org

NearSay

Dedicated to high quality NYC neighborhood news and marketplace information, NearSay also provides op-ed articles by local voices and political figures with the inside scoop.  It’s a great place to find products and services in NoMad.
newyork.nearsay.com/best-of/flatiron-gramercy/nomad

New-York Historical Society

The New-York Historical Society, the oldest museum in New York founded in 1804, states that its mission is “to explore the richly layered political, cultural and social history of New York City and State and the nation, and to serve as a national forum for the discussion of issues surrounding the making and meaning of history.”  The N-YHS site provides information on lectures, walking tours and exhibits that bring the past of New York’s streets and neighborhoods to life, including the famous and infamous history of NoMad.
nyhistory.org

NYCGO

NYC & Company is an official New York City organization and the ultimate resource for visitors and residents to find information about the city and how to enjoy all the city has to offer.  The nycgo.com site provides an exhaustive list of events around the city, tours, a tourist guide on where to go and what to do, maps, deals and apps.
www.nycgo.com/events

Time Out New York

Time Out New York is the leading arts and entertainment listings guide for New York City and an indispensable weekly guide for active, influential New Yorkers. Time Out New York online provides access to full content from the current issues of the magazine, searchable access to hundreds of listings and more than 3,000 restaurant and bar reviews, and a backlog of issues covering the first ten years of TONY.
timeout.com/newyork

Wikipedia – NoMad

Wikipedia provides a complete description of where NoMad is, information on its architecture and historical background, and provides an overview of life in the neighborhood.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NoMad

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