Top NoMad, NYC Adventures!
Looking for ways to explore NYC's design centric neighborhood, NoMad? Look no further! Explore these 5 incredible attractions right outside your doorstep of Hotel AKA NoMad, coming early 2023!
NoMad has become a center for sourcing interior and exterior design materials and furnishings, taking shape as the design district of Manhattan. NoMad is home to unique architecture and many top-tier furniture and design stores to inspire you including the Herman Miller Flagship store, ddc, Lazzoni, Minotti amongst many others, as well as The New York Design Center! Check out our NoMad neighborhood guide for a closer look into these high-end furniture stores and showrooms.
Fotografiska + Veronika
Inspire several senses and immerse yourself in Fotografiska Museum followed by cocktails and dinner in the extravagant bar and dining room, Veronika located inside the iconic building itself. Fotografiska New York is the NYC location of the renowned Stockholm-based destination for the world’s best photography. The building's location is a registered landmark, originally constructed in 1894 as the “The Church Mission House”. Fotografiska renovated this iconic space to showcase world-class art, cultural events, retail, and dining, in an awe-inspiring space. Veronika is an experience of its own, offering a curated menu of bespoke craft cocktails, an extensive wine selection, along with a variety of tasty small plates. Just past the bar lies the Restaurant, designed to evoke an elegant brasserie-style setting. Be sure to pair your picture perfect museum moment with this wonderful dining experience.
Koreatown is a pocket of Midtown Manhattan east of Herald Square, a few blocks from Hotel AKA NoMad, The Empire State Building and other major NYC attractions. The neighborhood is NYC’s premier place for authentic cuisine including Korean barbecue and lively nightlife featuring an array of karaoke bars. Nearby restaurant, Cote, is the first Korean Steakhouse in NYC and first to receive a Michelin Star - be sure to make your reservation in advance not to miss this experience. Its vertical density optimizes space for restaurant hopping, dessert savoring, 24-hour partying and detoxing. Most restaurants provide Asian fusion cuisine with an emphasis on locally sourced ingredients and drinks. In just a few short years, this tiny area of Manhattan has become a popular New York City escape.
Across the iconic Flatiron building lays Eataly Flatiron, a vibrant Italian marketplace that features an array of cafes, counters, restaurants, and a cooking school. There are five restaurants, nine take-away counters, two caffès, and one wine bar and more than 10,000 high-quality products, spread over 40,000 square feet. Eataly marketplace features thousands of imported Italian products and local seasonal specialties, including everything from the simplest sea salt, extra virgin olive oil, and dried pasta to the decadent fresh truffles and aged balsamic vinegar from the city of Modena. Enjoy the beauty of culinary theater at open-kitchen stations where friendly experts make inhouse products before your eyes. Grab a bite, a coffee, and embrace the fresh scent of Italy that fills Eataly.
Empire State Building
Last but not least, The Empire State Building, located three blocks from Hotel AKA NoMad, is the iconic steel-framed skyscraper rising 102 stories that sits on 34th Street. It was completed in New York City in 1931 and was the tallest building in the world until 1971. It remains one of the most distinctive and famous buildings in the United States and is one of the best examples of Modernist Art Deco design. Go on up and take a peak of the breathtaking New York City views from the observatories located on the 86th and 102nd floors, and a small viewing platform on the 103rd floor. Don't forget your camera!