January 15, 2014
NoMad News Roundup: New Year, New Attention
Last year was a great year for the NoMad District and 2014 is shaping up to be another monumental year for our neighborhood.
We’ve been inundated with requests here, and have already seen a number of new articles popping up over the last couple of weeks, all showcasing NoMad. It all started at the end of 2013 when Curbed picked NoMad as a finalist for their Neighborhood of the Year competition. We came within just a small number of votes from entering their finals — losing by the slimmest of margins to Greenpoint, Brooklyn (coincidentally Greenpoint is the home of the other No. 7 Sub location). Nonetheless, it proved that our neighborhood is one to be reckoned with, and now seem to be at the top of most lists.
In other news, the New York Real Estate Journal, who featured us in a 6-part series outlining our history as the Tin Pan Alley, has included us as one of their highlighted neighborhoods yesterday. Looking at the transformation of our neighborhood, they aptly titled it “No man’s land to NoMad.” It delves into a number of aspects of our neighborhood that we continue to highlight — mainly our great food and hotels in our area.
Real Estate Weekly also recently discussed the importance of NoMad, explaining our impact to increased shopper confidence in NYC. We saw a record low retail vacancy rate in New York and they attribute part of this to “Eataly and several other boutique hotels” resulting in increased foot traffic between Madison Square Park and the Empire State Building.
We’re so proud to be a part of revitalizing this great stretch of New York City, and increasing the presence of people now flocking to this historically wonderful neighborhood.
Here’s to 2014!