SINCE MADISON SQUARE PARK OPENED IN 1847, NOMAD HAS BEEN AT THE HEART OF DOWNTOWN'S EVOLUTION. FROM THE GILDED AGE TO TODAY, THE AREA HAS BEEN THE CENTER OF NEW YORK’S COMMERCIAL AND CULTURAL SCENES.

As residences made their way further uptown at the turn of the century, the district became home to thriving industry. Iconic financial towers rose and Tin Pan Alley boomed. The last decade had seen a resurgence of the creative and social energies that once dominated the architecturally appealing neighborhood making today's Nomad once again the place to be.



1847

Madison Square Park officially opens though it had been public green space since the 17th Century

1859

Fifth Avenue Hotel, the first NYC hotel with elevators, opens and the surrounding cultural scene ensues

1876

Delmonico’s opens at Fifth Ave and 26th

1885

Tin Pan Alley flourishes through the 1930s. The vast majority of the world’s sheet music was published here

1909

The landmark Met Life Building helps anchor the area as a magnet for business

1930s

Madison Square Hotel opens, where actors Henry Fonda and James Stewart roomed together

1994

Gramercy Tavern opens and helps recreate a destination neighborhood for restaurant goers

2001

The charming and well considered Madison Square Park opens after 22 years of renovation

2004

Madison Square Art, a free, contemporary art program of the Park Conservancy, opens and has presented thirty premier installations by acclaimed artists

2010

Eataly, the largest Italian marketplace in the world opens to welcome 25,000 visitors on an average Saturday