In The Neighborhood: NoMad
The NoMad neighborhood is packed with history stemming from the gilded age in the 19th century. Back then, the district was the center of the city’s social and cultural life with a hub of theatre, dining, shopping and nightlife. In recent years, the neighborhood has undergone something of a renaissance and now boasts an intriguing mix of shops, attractions, eateries and more. And of course, it’s our future home at The James New York–NoMad. Check out just a few faves in our soon to be new hood.
Dover Street Market, 160 Lexington Avenue
A true destination for both fashion and architecture lovers, Dover Street Market is a unique, seven-floor shopping experience built under the manifest of “beautiful chaos”. Founded by one of the creators of luxury brand Comme Des Garcons, the building was once home to the New York School of Applied Design, but now it feels more like a shoppable art gallery. The market boasts a blend of local and international stores and is also home to a café for post-shopping dining.
The Museum of Mathematics, 11 East 26th Street
You don’t have to be mathematically inclined to enjoy the Museum of Mathematics - aka MoMath in NoMad. Creatives will appreciate the predominantly hands-on and interactive exhibits, while kids will love that the museum has some sort of mathematical equation woven into almost every aspect of the facility.
Tone House, 32 East 31st Street
There are so many boutique fitness studios in NoMad, the neighborhood has been dubbed the “fitness district”. For those seeking a serious step-up, you can’t miss Tone House. Known for conditioning that provides athlete-level training, all classes test each participant both physically and mentally. They’ve also introduced new recovery classes to help properly recuperate from their workouts – yes, that’s how tough it is.
Birch Coffee, 21 East 27th Street
If you love your job, you'll never work a day in your life. Birch Coffee (who is about to be our new neighbor) is just that. This NYC-based coffee roaster puts community and giving back at the forefront of its philosophy. Stop by and indulge in a cortado or espresso paired with a gluten free donut before heading back out to explore the NoMad neighborhood.