The District That Inspires®

Working From Home tips are more useful than ever, as working from home has become a normal part of business for millions of people across industries. No list of tips is custom-made for everyone, but there is almost always something valuable to glean to improve your own situation. Below are selected tips for creating an optimal home office space from […]

Deborah Koenigsberger is the owner of the French-inspired boutique, Noir et Blanc; the founder and CEO of the nonprofit, Hearts of Gold; and the passion behind its resale boutique store, The Thrifty HoG.  She is a successful businesswoman who has made time to help those in need.  We thought that, in her role as a black business owner and community […]

New York City is carefully reopening and the sounds of building have never been more welcome. As NoMad construction begins to hum again, it’s encouraging to see two noteworthy projects progressing toward completion. Madison House and Rose Hill are soon-to-be-finished residential towers that will integrate new architectural expressions into the fabric of Nomad. The area has become one of Manhattan’s […]

With over 50 years in the Garment District, 18 years in real estate, and 21 years as a licensed tour guide, native New Yorker Mike Kaback is legendary for his tours of New York City.  In the current coronavirus environment, Mike is taking his tours virtual.  It’s a great opportunity to learn more about New York’s history, while you are […]

Outdoor venues in New York City have always been desirable. In the city’s new circumstances, that is certainly the case – now more than ever. All around the city, people are looking for opportunities to create more usable outdoor space. One such possibility is under consideration in NoMad. New York YIMBY reports that a new rooftop venue in NoMad may […]

Everyone has implicit biases; they are often subconscious and long-standing. People are influenced by their upbringings and those around them, which lead our brains to make certain associations. These factors, along with large scale societal structures, influence a person’s ideas of what is normal, desirable, right vs. wrong, etc. The experiences we have over a lifetime contribute to these implicit […]

The culmination of 2020 Pride Month is this Sunday, June 28th, with the 50th anniversary of the NYC Pride March. This year we will be celebrating with a virtual march. In 1970, the first Pride March took place, and has since become an annual event to advocate for civil rights and acceptance. While Sunday will be the most popular event, […]

Black Barn is just one of the NoMad favorites raring to start serving again and has announced that its great patio will open Tuesday, bigger than ever.  Where else can you enjoy a view of Madison Square Park and pick up a basket to enjoy in the park. But it isn’t the only one thanks to the announcement of Phase […]

No one can fully understand an individual’s or community’s experience unless they’ve lived it themselves. However, reading can help promote better understanding and provide perspective. The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, a research division of the New York Public Library, offers a reading list of 95 titles that foster a better understanding of the Black experience. The Schomburg […]

New York City parks have been affected by a combination of coronavirus-related budget cuts and noticeable declines in private donations. Necessary cuts have reduced the Department of Parks & Recreation budget to levels not seen since the 1970s – a time when many public parks were not maintained and often derelict.   For those who were not in NYC in the […]