Manhattan’s North of Madison From Bourgeois to Batali to Burgers

New York City's NoMad [North of Madison Square Park] neighborhood has always flown under the radar, but recently the area has exploded in popularity among New York City's elite.

Former first daughter Chelsea Clinton and her financier husband Mark Mezvinsky, who had their first child Charlotte in September 2014, plunked down a cool $10.5 million dollars for a four-bedroom condo in a boutique building on the northeast corner of Madison Square Park. NASCAR star and New York City real estate connoisseur Jeff Gordon also recently moved into the neighborhood. Other house hunters in the area include supermodel Gisele Bundchen and her hubby, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady.

Stunning architecture, luxury residences and hotels, five star chefs, a historic park, culture, art and nightlife are just a few amenities of this historic neighborhood.

NoMad is derived from the neighborhood's location north and west of Madison Square Park. It extends from 25th Street to 30th Street between Sixth Avenue and Lexington Avenue. NoMad is bounded on the west by Chelsea, on the northwest by Midtown South, on the northeast by Murray Hill and on the south by the Flatiron district. You'll also find “Little India” known as “Curry Hill” by locals in NoMad as well as a plethora of landmarked office buildings.

The Origins of Baseball

In 1842, amateur baseball players gathered in a vacant sandlot at Madison and 27th street to play their games. Eventually Alexander Cartwright, who many refer to as the father of baseball, suggested they draw up rules for the game and start a professional club. It is believed that Cartwright and members of his club, The Knickerbocker Baseball Club, drew a diagram of the first baseball field. When the club lost their sandlot to development they moved to Hoboken, New Jersey where they played their first game in 1846.

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