If you’ve always dreamed of the perfect home in New York’s NoMad District, your dream is about to become realized. Once complete, the 55-story condominium tower by architect Rafael Viñoly will feature amazing views of the Manhattan skyline, paired with an address on a legendary street: Fifth Avenue. Your future home at 277 Fifth Avenue awaits.
The NoMad neighborhood offers plenty to experience and explore without venturing far from your new home. Visit Chalait for your morning fix of matcha tea or pour-over coffee, paired with a smoothie bowl or a smoked salmon, egg salad, and cucumber sandwich. Visit Hangawi, also a stone’s throw away, for an iced green tea float or a dandelion and avocado salad. Hangawi, recommended by the 2016 Michelin Guide, provides plenty of interesting vegetarian fare such as the monthly emperor’s tasting menu with a sampling of starters and appetizers, entrees and desserts.
Enjoy a mild evening on 230 Fifth’s rooftop, Zagat-rated as one of the best rooftop bars in NYC. Savor the maple-glazed salmon for dinner or try the veggie ravioli with artichoke hearts and red peppers, paired with a view of the Empire State Building. This establishment features views of the Empire State Building and DJ music on weekends. For a completely different experience, visit in winter when the rooftop tables are covered by clear igloo-like structures. There’s also an indoor penthouse area for those that prefer to stay inside.
Korean restaurant Gaonnuri is another dining destination with wonderful views. Situated on the 29th floor of a skyscraper, this venue offers table barbecue service and dishes such as bibimbap, salmon with pear and sea salt, and prime short ribs. It’s won a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence and is also recommended in the 2015 Michelin Guide.
Shopping for personal and home essentials doesn’t have to mean traveling far afield either. Grab a set of gorgeous highball glasses or champagne flutes from Jung Lee, which carries unique home furnishings and accents such as a curled wenge and zebrawood bench and an assortment of decanters, candles, and home fragrances.
Pay a visit to Bonobos Guideshop for an Italian wool suit, gingham dress shirt, or a complete outfit for your next game of golf. Bonobos Guideshop also provides free personalized style consultations by appointment to get that look that matches your tastes to perfection.
Find a few unique gifts for friends and loved ones—or even for yourself—at the Morgan Library & Museum’s gift shop. Pick out a pair of Mozart drinking glasses, a necktie featuring a map of New York, or a bookend/penholder inspired by the Charles Dickens inkpot housed within the museum. While away the hours while you’re at the Morgan, checking out everything from one of Mozart’s handwritten symphonies to some engraved seals from the fifth millennium BCE. Sign up for one of their adult sketching workshops or take the kids to learn about myths or how people made books back in the Medieval era. There’s so much to pique the interests of adults and kids that this museum may become one of your favorite hangouts.