NoMad's notable landmarks include the iconic Flatiron Building and Madison Square Park whose $5 million renovation was the major catalyst for the area's growth – making it one of NYC's great work-live communities.
The Flatiron Building
Immediately recognizable by its unique triangular form, this 1902 landmark is situated at the intersection of Broadway and Fifth Avenue, appearing deceitfully narrow when viewed from Madison Square Park.
— 175 5th Ave., New York, NY 10010
New York Life Insurance Building
With its majestic golden spire, this landmark is visible from all points in NoMad. Designed by Cass Gilbert in 1926, it was once one of the city’s tallest buildings.
— 51 Madison Ave., New York, NY 10010
Metropolitan Life Tower
Once New York's tallest structure, this 1909 building was modeled after St. Mark’s Campanile in Venice, Italy, and is currently being converted into the boutique Edison Hotel.
— 1 Madison Ave., New York, NY 10010
American Academy of Dramatic Arts
Notable graduates of this two-year drama school – with programs in theater, film and television – include Lauren Bacall, Danny DeVito, Anne Hathaway and Paul Rudd.
— 120 Madison Ave., New York, NY 10016, 212 686-9244 – aada.org
Museum of Sex
It aims to educate – not scandalize – the public about the history and cultural significance of sex in NYC. 2013 marks the advent of Playbar, the ‘first ever food-sex-art-cocktail bar’.
— 233 5th Ave., New York, NY 10016, 212 689-6337 – museumofsex.com
National Museum of Mathematics
MoMath is one of the most entertaining ways to satisfy your inner nerd with its interactive and often fascinating exhibitions.
— 11 E. 26th St., New York, NY 10016, 212 542-0566 – momath.org
Madison Square Park
Seven-acre Madison Square Park is one of the city’s premier outdoor spaces, featuring large grassy areas, playgrounds, a dog run, free WiFi for nature-starved office dwellers and the original Shake Shack. It also functions as a public art museum and, come summer, an outdoor concert venue.
— Madison Ave. to 5th Ave. and, 23rd St. to 26th St. – 212 889-6600, madisonsquarepark.org
The Marble Collegiate Church
Formed in 1628, Marble Collegiate is the longest-running Protestant church in North America. Its most influential pastor, Dr. Norman Vincent Peale (1898-1993), penned 46 books including his most famous, The Power of Positive Thinking.
— 1 W. 29th St., New York, NY 10001, 212 686-2770 – marblechurch.org