There's No Place Like NoMad

June 26, 2012

Travel + Leisure: Exploring NYC’s NoMad Neighborhood

NoMad District in New York Map

Travel + Lesiure magazine recently published a great article on the opening of the NoMad Hotel and how it heralds the coming of age of NoMad:

“Considering its position at the heart of Manhattan—as central as central gets—it’s a bit odd that the area between 26th and 30th Streets, Park Avenue and Broadway didn’t, until recently, even have a name. But for decades there wasn’t much there . . . The tide began to turn with the 2009 arrival of the Ace Hotel, whose restaurants and lobby bar were soon luring trendy downtowners to its obscure patch of Broadway. Other pioneers followed. Yet if urban renewal has a tipping point, the just-opened NoMad Hotel is it. Named for the neighborhood’s newfound acronym (NOrth of MADison Square Park), the 168-room property is a collaboration of Andrew Zobler, developer of the Ace, and Will Guidara and Daniel Humm, the duo behind Eleven Madison Park, the best restaurant in New York City at the moment.”

It also provides a tour of the best places in NoMad:

Hill Country Chicken — 25th and Broadway
Shake Shack — Madison Square Park near 23rd Street
Eleven Madison Park — Madison Avenue and 24th Street
Le Mar Cebicheria — Madison Avenue and 25th Street
NoMad Hotel — 28th and Broadway
SD26 — 26th between Fifth and Madison
Bar Basque — Sixth Avenue and 30th Street
The Hurricane Club — 26th and Park Avenue South
Ilili — Fifth Avenue and between 27th and 28th Street
John Dory Oyster Bar — 29th and Broadway
Eataly — 23rd and Fifth