Before and after your office
On your way to the office in the morning, where do you grab a fresh cup of coffee and a warm croissant? At lunch, can you find a great meal for $10 on Tuesday and treat a client to a Michelin-starred fare on Thursday—all within a few blocks of your lobby door? After a long day of work, can you grab a beer at a casual pub or celebrate among the city’s fashionable and famous? Beyond your office is your neighborhood, and beyond 386 Park Avenue is NoMad.
The neighborhood north of Madison Square Park is set slightly beyond New York City’s major tourist attractions. That location has historically been home to creatives and intellectual dissidents. A meeting place for the Gilded Age elite, and once known as the Tenderloin due to its entertainment-and-vice, red-light reputation, NoMad has been a place to encounter the latest mechanical wonders, hear the newest melodies in commercial song, and view a urinal as an object of modern art. The neighborhood has been home to the inventor Nikola Tesla, was visited by Napoleon, and boasts a history that lives on through the prose of Oscar Wilde.
NoMad today stands as a unique setting that escapes New York City’s major tourist attractions, offering a pedestrian scale without compromising the vertical spectacle that defines the city. The neighborhood is home to some of the world’s best hotels, restaurants, and retail stores. During a lunchtime stroll, you could shop at Marimekko and Maison Kitsuné, check out the latest exhibition at the Museum of Sex or the latest discovery at the Museum of Mathematics. NoMad also promises some of the most interesting culture in the city, from large-scale exhibitions at the 69th Regiment Armory to small events at Neue Haus.