…Did you say “Fifth Avenue,” by any chance? One of the world’s most iconic avenues is about to get even more amazing. Once complete, your new home at 277 Fifth Avenue will embody the electric energy that emanates from one of New York’s most intriguing upscale neighborhoods, the NoMad District.
The 55-story tower at 277 Fifth Avenue will offer panoramic views of Manhattan’s most famous skyscrapers—no matter which condominium you choose, thanks to each unit’s floor-to-ceiling windows. Each condo will also have wide-plank white oak flooring, custom walnut entrance doors, a full array of Miele appliances, and Calacatta marble countertops in the kitchen.
Eclectic opportunities abound in your NoMad neighborhood. Visit Rubin Museum not only for its displays of Himalayan art, but for its many thoughtful series designed to pique interest in, and exploration of, the inner world. For example, check out The World is Sound exhibit, exploring how sound affects and shapes so many aspects of daily life. Experience Tibetan and electronic music tuned specifically for the building’s spiral staircase area. Participate in the ongoing “Brainwaves” series, which covers topics such as the interplay of enlightenment and music and technology, led by an expert in the field, musician Thomas Dolby. Let the kids explore their creative side and make some take-home art projects on Family Sundays.
The Morgan Library and Museum is equally fascinating, especially for history buffs. Check out its amazing collected works, such as an original symphony handwritten by Mozart or journal pages from Henry David Thoreau. The museum even has three copies of the legendary Gutenberg Bible, printed in 1465. Take part in one of the Morgan’s sketching workshops, held amid its works of art, or take the kids to a “Morgan Explorers” session, where they can learn about myths depicted on the ceiling or about how books were created in Medieval times. The gift shop also has unique items to buy for yourself or a friend, such as tote bags, tumblers depicting classical musicians, or greeting cards featuring creative artwork.
Spend an afternoon shopping at several nearby boutiques. Opening Ceremony in the Ace Hotel lobby is like the perfect airport travel shop, proffering travel essentials, custom bathrobes and pajamas, sunglasses, scarves, and tote bags. Meanwhile, Project No. 8, also in Ace Hotel, offers the ultimate assortment of completely quirky accoutrements, such as enamel pins featuring pigeons or specialized maps of every donut, ramen, or pizza shop in New York.
For something a little less eclectic, visit Jung Lee, the ideal one-stop shop for high-end highball glasses, decanters, and sets of dishes. Jung Lee also sells curved wood benches and furnishings made from wenge and zebra woods, as well as candles and home fragrances.
Bonobos Guideshop provides all things apparel for the modern man, from casual shirts, shorts, and driving coats through golf apparel and Italian wool suits. Bonobos also offers one-on-one service by appointment and free style consultations, ensuring a look and fit that suits your frame and style.
Afterward, you can enjoy some time relaxing at Madison Square Park, checking out its ever-changing sculptural installations. The park often hosts live music events, too—the right way to round out an ideal day.