June 6, 2019

According to the Wall Street Journal, the tech tycoon Jeff Bezos has purchased three apartments in 212 Fifth Avenue for $80 million. The penthouse apartment and two units on the floor below it that were purchased by Bezos in May could be combined into a 12-bedroom, 17,000-square-foot home in the heart of NoMad.

Directly across from 1123 and 1133 Broadway, 212 Fifth Avenue has been described by StreetEasy as an “iconic neo-Gothic early skyscraper.” As such, it fits perfectly into the fabric of the neighborhood, which features so many fine examples of varied architectural styles including Kew’s own buildings. In fact, 212 is located on the site of the Gilded Age’s most famous restaurants— Delmonicos and Café Martin, which were frequented by the likes of Oscar Wilde, Mark Twain, and Stanford White.

Built as a commercial building, 212 was converted to condominiums in 2012, many of which boast exceptional views of Madison Square Park and the city beyond.

It is no surprise that Jeff Bezos, the chief executive of Amazon and reportedly the richest man in the world, has chosen 212 Fifth Avenue for his new Manhattan pad. It provides a rare opportunity for an enormous home, it’s in a vibrant creative/tech neighborhood, has wonderful views of the city, and offers the privacy he will likely welcome.

Bezos’s purchase comes despite the recent decision not to move forward with the plan to build a new headquarters in New York City. Nevertheless, Amazon still employs roughly 5,000 people in the city, and has a growing presence through its increasing number of retail stores. It has also been reported that Amazon has been looking for 100,000 square feet of new office space on the West Side of Manhattan.

We are happy to welcome Jeff Bezos as a neighbor, and perhaps after he sees the unique life/work balance that NoMad has to offer, he will be searching for office space closer to home.

March 11, 2019

Rizzoli’s next studio session in its Aperitivo Series will present the New York debut of the exciting new J.A.I Trio, featuring three virtuosos—(J)enny Choi, Violin, (A)l—Aejandro Montiel, Guitar, and (I)saac Bustos, Guitar.

The trio met at a festival in Austin, Texas three years ago and have joined forces to create a beautiful sonic combination. On Saturday March 16, 2019 at 5:00 p.m., they will present a program of music spanning classical, contemporary, and tango works by Astor Piazzolla, John Truitt, Preston Stahley, Antonio Rojas, Arvo Pärt, and Clarice Assad. The concert will be held right here in Rizzoli’s Bookstore at 1133 Broadway, between 25th and 26th Streets.

To listen to a preview playlist of the concert please click here 

To purchase tickets: Please RSVP to mhuston@rizzoliusa.com. Tickets may be purchased at the door for $20 and include complimentary Prosecco. If you do not receive a confirmation email within 24 hours it means your RSVP has not been received, so please write again.

Rizzoli Music Aperitivo is sponsored by Mionetto Prosecco and curated by Mondo Jazz, the weekly Radio Free Brooklyn show dedicated to international jazz.

February 27, 2019

Rizzoli has announced that the next performance in its groundbreaking Aperitivo Series will be this coming Sunday March 3, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.  The concert will be in Rizzoli’s beautifully designed space right here in 1133 Broadway.

Pyeng Threadgill will be performing selections from the vinyl release of her latest album Head Full of Hair, Heart Full of Song, which explores natural hair, ancestry, and adornment as sources of power for Black women and women of color.  She will also be offering selections from her previous album Portholes to a Love & Other Short Stories inspired by short stories by world renowned authors such as Jamaica Kincaid, Isabelle Allende and Jhumpa Lahiri.

Joining Pyeng will be guitarist Andy Bianco and drummer Evan Pazner.

You can listen to a preview playlist of the concert here.

To purchase tickets: Please RSVP to mhuston@rizzoliusa.com. Tickets may be purchased at the door for $20 and include complimentary Prosecco. If you do not receive a confirmation email within 24 hours it means your RSVP has not been received, so please write again.

Rizzoli Music Aperitivo is sponsored by Mionetto Prosecco and curated by Mondo Jazz, the weekly Radio Free Brooklyn show dedicated to international jazz.

September 27, 2018

Luke’s Lobster in NoMad is celebrating National Lobster Day with $14 lobster rolls.

National Lobster Day, an official holiday declared by Congress, was on September 25th. This month, Luke’s Lobster, located in the heart of NoMad, is celebrating the company’s 9th birthday. In celebration of both of these milestones, Luke’s Lobster is selling lobster rolls at their original 2009 price of $14.

This special promotion is available for walk-ins and orders through the Luke’s Lobster app at the company’s NoMad location, as well as for all catering orders. It is not available through Seamless, GrubHub, or other third-party ordering platforms.

We will be enjoying one, and hope you can, too!

Luke’s Lobster (NoMad)
5 West 25th Street
New York, NY 10010
(646) 657-0747

https://www.lukeslobster.com

Hours:
Sunday – Thursday: 11 am – 9 pm
Friday – Saturday 11 am – 10 pm