NoMad, NYC: Bars, restaurants and more to do in this downtown historic district

Once composed mostly of wholesale luggage, jewelry and flower retailers, office buildings and little residential space, today NoMad, “north of Madison Square Park,” is one of the most desirable places to live in the city.

The area takes up just 20 square blocks — roughly, from 25th to 30th Street, Sixth to Lexington Avenue — but it’s packed with luxury spaces in historic, loft-like buildings where rents average $5,700 and the median sale price is $3,795,000, according to StreetEasy.

“This area is one of the most exciting for real estate in all of NYC right now,” said NestSeeker broker Ryan Serhant, who stars on Bravo’s “Million Dollar Listing.” “NoMad hasn’t always had high-end residential living and now people from all around the world want to live here.”