Welcome to NoMad
This energetic up-and-comer attracts foodies and fun to its welcoming New York neighborhood
Originally a cluster of wholesale stores along Broadway, NoMad has seen a major increase in visibility and recognition in recent years. Known for its fancy hotels, trendy bars, and unforgettable meals, NoMad’s ability to convert into a cool and calm weekend spot makes it such a beloved part of the city.
The stunning architectural views in NoMad immediately catch the eyes of newcomers. Just as enigmatic as its charm, the name “NoMad” is the merging of “North of Madison Square Park” and has been called that since 1999.
This fresh approach to New York, mixed with an embrace of its rich history, has made NoMad a major part of the city. Today, with around 20,000 residents, NoMad is becoming a big part of the cultural story that the city is telling.
What to Love
- Relaxing weekends in Madison Square Park
- Dining and nightlife scenes are easily accessible
- Jobs and opportunities available all around as this area along with Flatiron are also dubbed as Silicon Alley
- A casual, cool atmosphere
As an emerging neighborhood, NoMad has garnered a wide-reaching reputation as a hip destination. Whether searching for restaurants, shops, or clubs, the exciting opportunities for fun on the North of Madison Square Park have been the calling card for this area.
Nightlife may include a visit to the New York Comedy Club or even Jay Z’s 40/40 rooftop club — just a couple of the eclectic and far-reaching choices for those looking for a fun night out. A new members-only club creating buzz in the area, The Ned Nomad sits in its namesake hotel and offers its members rooftop views and a private space to wine and dine. Few areas can touch the sheer variety that NoMad offers.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
In a city famous for food, NoMad’s top choices are enough to draw in even the most discerning of diners. Eataly is known around the world for its mouth-watering Italian cuisine, while Koloman gives diners a taste of upscale Austria. Blackbarn offers a barn-inspired meal of American food, while Nubeluz brings fine dining to a whole new level. With unique restaurants like ilili, a Lebanese food adventure, and Anita La Mamma del Gelato, a taste of elite ice cream, there are plenty of choices for dining in NoMad.
When it comes to upscale amenities, few locations can hold a candle to the Ned NoMad. This private member’s club within the Nomad Hotel requires special permission to enter. Membership offers perks and reservations for a table at Cecconi’s NoMad. Famous for its Italian specialties, it is one of NoMad’s most coveted dining experiences.
Things to Do
With a number of events all throughout the year, nearby Madison Square Park offers some wonderful events, especially in the summer months. From revolving outdoor art to picturesque scenes, this famed park is a significant part of the area’s allure.
For those looking to park-hop, Union Square Park also draws in visitors. Mixing professionals, students, and artists alike, this locale captures a New York City feel that few others sites can. This park has a large playground that’s popular with families.
While NoMad is not the most well-known for its schools, Chelsea Day School is a highly-rated preschool beloved by residents of the neighborhood.