Short for North of Madison Sq. Park, the Nomad Neighborhood is filled with history and culture with many edgy museums and high quality restaurants.
The NoMad neighborhood, named after its geographical location since it is North of Madison Square Park, is a neighborhood that mainly revolves around the Madison Square Park District since 1999. The general area has been under enormous progressive change and renovation, with brand new hotels and condos constantly cropping up in the neighborhood. The most notable addition to the NoMad Neighborhood in 2009 is the ACE Hotel situated on the edge of 29th Street and 5th Avenue. The area is known to be a great place for tech entrepreneurs for its many cafes and terrace restaurants where people look for a more relaxing place to work outside the office.
The history behind the NoMad Neighborhood is strongly linked to the constantly growing hotel presence in the area. Since 1859 onwards with the opening of the 5th Avenue Hotel – a renown historic hotel with American design and interiors – the area has been flooded with many more luxurious hotels. A decade later, several more hotels opened up in the neighborhood such as The Victoria, The Gilsey House and The Grand, of all are still present today though some have been reconverted into full time living spaces and rentals.