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The first school dedicated to acting in the English-speaking world, The American Academy of Dramatic Arts (AADA) has its home in NoMad. The Academy was founded in 1884 by Harvard graduate and later professor Franklin Haven Sargent. It began its illustrious history at the Lyceum Theatre on 45th Street, born of Sargent’s passion for the dramatic arts and his belief […]

On December 21, 2019, Schnipper’s sent out an e-mail announcing it closed its 23 East 23rd Street location on December 20th. The announcement came during the holidays after eight years at this location, and without prior warning. The reason given was the eatery had lost its lease due to redevelopment of the building. There is no indication in the news […]

A decade ago, NoMad was covered with flea markets on the weekends. Curious shoppers from the casual tourist to the most discerning shopkeepers scoured one market after another on Saturdays and Sundays finding very special treasures, the likes of which can only show up in a New York City flea market. The markets also provided a nice weekend income for […]

Luxury textile and linen designer and distributor Kassatex has just signed a 10-year lease for its new home in NoMad, moving its headquarters up the street from 295 Fifth Avenue to an 11,670-square-foot space on the 11th floor of 330 Fifth Avenue. The 15-story building, owned by Shulsky Properties, also houses Kayser-Roth Corporation and Shinhan Bank. Kassatex expects to settle […]

On November 20, 1902 the annual horse show, one of the city’s most glittering events, was just beginning in Madison Square Garden at the corner of 26th and Madison (now the site of the New York Life tower).  With the upper echelon of New York society dressed to impress in its finest formal dresses, morning coats, and top hats, everyone […]

After years of grassroot efforts and eight months of heated hearings at the Landmarks Preservation Commission, the agency unanimously voted on Tuesday to landmark five buildings that represent Tin Pan Alley.  Casting aside objections, the commission recognized the importance of these structures as symbolic of the birthplace of American popular music from roughly 1890 to 1920.  The buildings on West 28th […]

Milk Bar, a haven for anyone with an insatiable sweet tooth, has treated our neighborhood to a new 4,000-square-foot flagship in the Ace Hotel at 1196 Broadway. Owner Christina Tosi, the former pastry chef for Momofuku Noodle Bar and Masterchef Junior star, says her newest location eclipses the 10 other “mini” locations in the city, with two entire floors devoted […]

A new showroom opened in NoMad last month, bringing Lutron’s state-of-the-art lighting to all of the architects, designers, contractors, and developers in our neighborhood. This commercial Experience Center showcases Lutron’s wide range of lighting and control options, focusing on the four essential components of the company’s human experience lighting (HXL) philosophy—natural light, quality light, connection to the outdoors, and adaptive […]

Home to five Michelin restaurants, NoMad is quickly rising up the ranks of Manhattan’s neighborhoods when it comes to unique and luxurious dining experiences. The Starry Ones The NoMad Restaurant, brought to our neighborhood by Daniel Humm of Eleven Madison Park, is tucked away in the eponymous hotel and has one Michelin Star. It offers a French take on elegant […]

Equinox, voted America’s best gym by Fitness Magazine, is expanding to NoMad with plans for a new 39,000-square-foot fitness club on 27th Street. The gym signed a 20-year lease in October for the first three floors of the building owned by real estate company Savanna, which invested $10 million since 2017 to remodel the building and has attracted tenants such […]