208 Fifth Avenue

An accomplished Renaissance Revival design from the firm of Berg & Clark, 208 Fifth Avenue was completed in 1894 and was one of the first commercial buildings in the MoMad district. Berg & Clark are perhaps best known for the now-demolished Gillender Building, a striking 1897 skyscraper that stood at Nassau and Wall Street and… Continue reading

Madison Square Park

First plotted in 1811, Madison Square Park is a much-reduced design of what was intended as a “Grand Parade” that would have extended from 23rd to 34th Streets and from Third to Seventh Avenues – an area larger than the entire present NoMad district.  Named after the then-in-office President James Madison, the park was originally… Continue reading

NoMad: 23rd Street to 34th Street

Originally developed as a genteel residential neighborhood similar to Washington Square, the area now known as NoMad (NOrth of MADison Square Park) is one of New York’s most architecturally diverse and historically significant districts. Stretching from 23rd Street to 34th Street, bordered by Madison and Seventh Avenues, and encompassing the Madison Square North Historic District,… Continue reading