NoMad has morphed from a fledgling neighborhood with a dubious name derived from an acronym to an expensive, new development-filled neighborhood with a dubious name derived from an acronym. Whatever you call it, it's undeniable that the area north of Madison Square Park, roughly defined from 24th to 30th streets and Lexington to Sixth avenues, is booming. Around the park itself, two towers o' condos have established themselves, and the landmark MetLife clocktower, once the city's tallest, is nearing rebirth as an upscale hotel. A few block away, observe how The NoMad and Ace hotels are now standbys, and the Whitman's four celebrity residents old news; the Virgin hotel and its brethren, condo conversions, and
affordable pricey rentals are the next game changers. Get a grip on the geography, and (as we like to say) brace.
· Mapping the Condos and Hotels That Are Transforming NoMad, June 2013 [Curbed]
· All NoMad coverage [Curbed]