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  • Writer's pictureWen Hsu

NoMad - a Thriving Neighborhood

NoMad is an area north of Madison Square Park, boarding highly desirable Chelsea to the west, historical Flatiron to the south, commercialize Midtown to the north, and residential Murray Hill to the East. While it is centrally located in Manhattan, it had not meant much to New Yorkers and was sort of a no man’s land for a long time.

Madison Square Park
Art work display at the Madison Square Park

Over the past few years, NoMad has undergone a significant transformation, which many attribute to the opening of the ACE Hotel in 2010. The sleek concept hotel, combines restaurant, bar, ,coffee shop was so successful that many other players in the hospitality industry follow suit and chose NoMad as their location.

NoMad now is one of the hottest neighborhoods in Manhattan with trendy restaurant, cute cafes and upscale hotels. In addition, Madison Square Park offers beautiful landscaping, outdoor art display, a full schedule of art, music, family and food events that provide tremendous vitality to the entire NoMad area.

The first Shake Shack was born from a hot dog cart in Madison Square Park to support the Madison Square Park Conservancy’s first art installation “I ♥ Taxi.” in 2001. Lines still form daily.

Shake Shack
The original Shake Shack

NoMad’s central location makes it easy to get anywhere in Manhattan. As new developments and high-rises pop up, buyers are flocking to NoMad to look for potential homes. Below are some new developments in this area.

30 East 31st Street is a boutique condo with only 42 units of one, two and larger apartments. Many units occupy the entire floor with elevator opens directly into the apartment. It is also one of the few new developments that still has 421A tax abatement. Expected closing is spring 2019.

277 Fifth Ave is designed by internationally acclaimed architect Rafael Viñoly, whose works have been dominating the new Manhattan skyline, including 432 Park Avenue. The commanding 55-story tower offers 130 distinguished one to four bedroom residences showcasing thrilling panoramic views of the Manhattan skyline. Expected closing is spring 2019.

212 Fifth Avenue is an iconic neo-Gothic early sky-scraper newly converted to forty eight exceptional two, three and four bedroom condominium residences. This prewar building is updated with contemporary design. Each apartment offers floor plates, high ceilings and oversized windows, fully integrated kitchens, and smart home technology. Immediate occupancy.

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