Seeking change, and the unfamiliar, I checked myself into The Nomad, instead of The Bowery.
Here’s what I love about it-
The streets off Broadway, around the Flower District and Koreatown aren’t pretty, and yes, I had to walk pass Projects (Council Housing) to get to The High Line.
But eastwards there is Madison Square Park with art installation,
Shake Shack and a Dog Run.
34th Street and Penn Station is a 5-block walk away. This makes getting to JFK via the Long Island Railway an economical and quick journey- stop at Jamaica, catch the Air Train.
Macy’s and The Empire State Building are also close.
Best of all, the N and R are right at the hotel’s doorstep, making both uptown and downtown, a non-thinking commute.
The Nomad is housed in a turn of the century Beau Arts building.
The interiors are French-inspired, elegant without fuss.
My room was surprisingly large for New York, with soaring ceilings, and a separate study.
Frette sheets, a firm mattress and good pillows eased jet lag.
The restaurant and bar on-site offered relief.
Room-service was not cheap, but worth the occasional splurge.
Excellent. My room faced an internal courtyard, and on Friday night, there was some kind of (boisterous) magic show being performed- I heard every bit of it. Front Desk did not have the authority to curb this noise, and offered me instead, a complimentary night stay.