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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 […]

Juneteenth – June 19th June 19th, also known as Juneteenth, is a day of celebration commemorating the end of slavery in the U.S. On this day in 1865, General Gordon Granger and thousands of Union troops arrived in Galveston, Texas to let people know slaves were free and the Civil War had come to an end. Although the Emancipation Proclamation […]

As New York nears the date for its gradual reopening, NoMad is pleased to witness that construction on a wealth of projects is progressing at a steady pace. The Ritz Carlton Hotel being developed by Mariott, Ritz Carlton, and Flag Luxury Properties at 1185 Broadway is reaching its peak.  The curtain wall’s installation has continued throughout May and is nearly […]

If you’ve got good taste, there’s a good chance Dad may be part of the reason why. This Father’s Day, celebrate Dad with a meal that delivers in every way. We’ve selected from some of NoMad’s best-known eateries and put together fail-proof menu options so you can treat him to food that’ll make the day memorable. Blue Smoke If Dad […]

Updated legislation pertaining to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) was recently enacted. The new law triples the amount of time entities can take to spend PPP funds received and still qualify for forgiveness. Other important updates are highlighted below. NOTE: If it appears that the SBA website may not be updated with all of the specifics below, details of the […]

Ilili and Wagamama are helping to take care of those in need. These NoMad establishments are doing what they can to help support and provide assistance to individuals and families during the COVID-19 crisis. Ilili: When Philippe Massoud, Executive Chef and owner of Ilili made the difficult decision to temporarily close, all of the restaurant’s food stock was donated to Ilili’s […]