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Despite concerns about the slowdown of the real estate industry — particularly in New York, where we have seen a temporary exodus of people seeking lower-risk cities to stay are suffering from the shutdown of our bustling restaurants, hotels, and offices — business is still moving forward in NoMad. In recent weeks, we learned that Canada’s largest private sector trade […]

New York State recently announced an economic recovery loan program, the New York Forward Loan Fund (NYFLF), for small businesses, nonprofits, and small landlords (50 units or less) that have seen a loss of rental income. The NYFLF is primarily to provide working capital loans for companies and other entities with 20 or fewer full-time equivalent employees. Also, the loans […]

As we all get on with our day-to-day lives, simple everyday activities in New York – like riding an elevator – can be fraught with questions and fears. Staying healthy, sensible, and sane is everyone’s goal. But how best to achieve this can be challenging, given all of the information and sensational misinformation that’s out there about coronavirus. The New […]

Celebrity chef José Andrés is almost as well known for his humanitarian efforts and charity work as he is for his culinary prowess. World Central Kitchen: Doing a World of Good Andrés and his wife Patricia founded World Central Kitchen (WCK), a charity whose mission is to fight hunger and poverty. WCK was created ten years ago to respond to […]

Michael Kaback, born and raised in NYC, has grown up both in and with New York City.  Since 1997, he has introduced the details and wonders of New York City to people from almost every continent.  An avid reader of NYC history publications, Mike is chock full of wonderful anecdotes and stories learned both from the city’s storied past and […]

Good news!  Luke’s Lobster is re-opening its shack on the Upper East Side as of May 21 – serving up its delicious seafood for takeout and delivery with contactless options.  Enjoy lobster, crab, shrimp and more. Luke’s assures that its team will be wearing masks and asks that its guest do the same.  Masks will be required to enter the […]

After months of waiting at home and doing our part to flatten the curve, it is heartening to anticipate NoMad’s slow but steady reopening. Little could anyone have guessed how exciting it would be to see scaffolding appear, floors added, and curtain wall completed in the neighborhood — a clear symbol that life will restart in the coming weeks and […]

What will the restaurant and food service industry look like in the days to come? And how can restaurants reopen successfully and responsibly keeping the safety of employees and patrons in mind? As states, cities, and counties across the US begin to re-open businesses, restaurants of all kinds are planning how best to approach reopening. The trick will be to […]

New Yorkers continue to show their true community spirit, supporting those in the medical profession who are fighting COVID-19. NoMad is proud to have establishments who are actively saying thank you to healthcare workers on the frontlines by making sure they are fed and are reminded that they are appreciated. Tarallucci e Vino: Feed the Frontlines Foods NYC A few […]

In response to the COVID-19 crisis, Mayor Bill de Blasio and New York City Council announced that 40 miles of streets citywide will be opened to pedestrians and bicyclists to allow for greater social distancing as the weather gets warmer. Starting today in our neighborhood, we will have three blocks free of thru-traffic*: from 25th Street to 28th Street blocks […]