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What Can Prosciutto Do For You? Murray Hill Condos, Mario Batali and "The Eataly Bump"

Eatily and Murray Hill CondosWe've written several times in the past about NoMad, which is the not-so-convincing but also not-so-bad name given to the rising neighborhood on the fringes of Murray Hill and Gramercy Park. We wrote about NoMad not because we're lovers of real estate conjuncto-neologisms -- although, of course, who isn't? -- but because it's actually a really interesting young neighborhood, and home to a couple of very promising luxury condo listings in Twenty 9th Park Madison and Sky House. More importantly, though, NoMad has a real buzz about it, thanks in large part to destination hangouts like Ace Hotel. To say that Eataly, the blockbuster new Mario Batali-helmed Italian food emporium, has become one of NoMad's signature landmarks is a huge understatement. Eataly, in just a few short months in business, has helped make NoMad one of Manhattan's hottest food neighborhoods -- and boosted this sub-neighborhood's fortunes even higher. Especially among those of us who enjoy prosciutto.

From Non-Neighborhood To Neighborhood: Meet NoMad, The Rising Murray Hill-ish 'Hood North of Madison Square Park

NoMad Murray Hill Luxury CondosIf you browse the Manhattan apartment listings at New Construction Manhattan, you won't find anything under "NoMad." You'll find apartments for sale in Murray Hill and Gramercy Park condos for sale, but nothing on apartments for sale in NoMad. This is not an oversight -- until brokers slapped a name on the area just north of Madison Square Park in what's generally thought of as Murray Hill, NoMad didn't exist. But this is more than the usual Fun With Contractions NYC real estate name game -- the stretch of Murray Hill that we'll now (somewhat grudgingly) call NoMad is indeed on the rise, whatever one chooses to call it. (Not to pat ourselves on the back too much, but we wrote about this back in August) With a feature in the Wall Street Journal touting the new semi-neighborhood's transition into a full-on neighborhood, though, NoMad has gotten its imprimatur as a Manhattan neighborhood to watch. Which is to say that you'd better get used to that name, like it or not.

Here Comes The Neighborhood: Gansevoort Park Avenue Hotel's Approval Is Good News For Murray Hill Condo Market

Gansevoort Park Avenue HotelAs good as things have been for Manhattan condo sales over recent months -- and if you're just joining us, the answer is very good indeed -- the boom in NYC luxury hotels has been that much more notable. A whopping 37 hotels have opened in the city over the past 18 months, and 21 more are slated to open over the next year, and occupancy rates are still at an impressive 93 percent. It has gotten so that it's hard to notice when a new luxury hotel opens its doors, but rest assured that Murray Hill and the Flatiron District are aware that the Gansevoort Park Avenue Hotel will soon be opening at 420 Park Avenue South. As well they should -- the perpetually popping NYC scene at the Gansevoort promises to do a lot to enhance the value of condos such as Twenty 9th Park Madison and Sky House, among other Murray Hill condos.