Feeling the Music by 88 & 90 Lex

New York City and music go hand in hand, like the modern and classic design of the 88 & 90 Lexington apartments. Whether it’s Billie Holiday singing “Autumn in New York” or Lou Reed taking a walk on the wild side, the songs inspired by the city that never sleeps could fill countless playlists from every conceivable genre. Over the years, New York has provided ripe terrain for a host of musical scenes—from street harmonics, jazz, rock, and disco to New Wave, punk, and hip hop, to name just a few—and for myriad musicians whose careers were launched and thrived in clubs and concert halls around town. Whether you want to listen to a romantic street-corner saxophone solo or rousing rock concert, some of New York City’s most legendary music venues are just around the corner from your Madison Square Park condos.

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Hosting at Home


The open kitchens and living spaces of 88 & 90 Lex’s luxury condos beg to entertain. So, instead of waiting to be invited to Thanksgiving dinner, call your friends and family and let them know that this year’s feast is at your new home. NoMad’s environs offer an eclectic mix of food and home furnishings to satisfy all tastes, so you can let your creative side run free and set a sumptuous, stylish table for your guests this holiday season.

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The Armory


The 69th Regiment Armory | 68 Lexington Avenue

The 69th Regiment Armory, located across the street from the 88 & 90 Lexington apartments, is not just a historic Beaux Arts building. It is the home of New York City legends; it encompasses a wealth of history; and it hosts an array of large-scale events. Like the vibrant neighborhood where these Gramercy condos are for sale, the Armory has many identities—a living museum, an army headquarters, a Victoria’s Secret fashion runway, and a place of myth—all of which will weave into your NoMad (North of Madison Square Park) days and establish a deep connection to the cultural and historical heart of the city.

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Hit the (Roof) Deck

Nothing says luxury and style like a sun-drenched roof deck overlooking New York City, especially for residents of the 88 & 90 Lexington Avenue condos. The expansive roof deck at 88 and 90 Lex offers incredible views of Gramercy and the Flatiron District, as well as many of New York’s most recognizable landmarks, including the Empire State Building, the Chrysler Building, the New York Life Building, and One World Trade Center. This roof deck serves as an extension of home, creating exciting possibilities for relaxing and entertaining steps from Madison Square Park. And also located around this lively public green space are a number of hotels, restaurants, and bars in gorgeous settings with their own views stretching from Gramercy to Lower Manhattan. For a city escape that’s yet another extension of your home, be sure to zip on up to one of the following rooftop decks, all located just footsteps from the new condos for sale at 88 and 90 Lex.

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A Taste of California In NYC: Dining at Upland

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Upland  |  345 Park Avenue South

If you own a condo at 88 & 90 Lex, chances are you’ve already fallen in love with NYC and one of the greatest assets it possesses: its diversity. With its denizens hailing from and celebrating innumerable cultures, New York contains not only international restaurants, but regional American ones, too.

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Discovering the History of Rose Hill


88 & 90 Lexington, two luxury Gramercy condos that share an inviting lobby, reside in close proximity to numerous cultural venues and restaurants of note. They occupy an area of Manhattan once known as “Rose Hill.” Running roughly from 25th to 30th Streets and Fifth to Third Avenues, Rose Hill is now thought of as a part of NoMad. Those familiar with its rich history, however, know the spirit of Rose Hill is still alive and well…if you know where to look.

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A Reader’s Guide to Local Bookstores

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Bolstered by the recent grand reopening of New York City’s legendary Rizzoli Bookstore, resident readers of 88 & 90 Lex will find no shortage of great bookshops near their new condos. Here’s a look at that legendary bookstore’s fresh start, as well as two other nearby institutions that are ideal for insatiable readers and collectors of rare and antique tomes alike.

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Classic New York: Cocktail Culture


Manhattan has a rich cocktail culture that dates back to the post-Prohibition era, and downtown Manhattan in particular is home to some of the oldest taverns and pubs around. These venerable distilled-spirit institutions have survived for over a century in an industry that can be very fickle, an achievement on its own. But beyond simply surviving, many of these bars have managed to thrive while remaining relatively unchanged. Only a few blocks from these historic watering holes stand the stunning NoMad condos at 88 & 90 Lexington Avenue. Much like the famed pubs nearby, 88 and 90 Lex, which were built in the 1920s and 1950s, respectively, are prime examples of the timeless style that certain NYC landmarks exude. Here are the top three historic bars and taverns located near 88 & 90 Lex.

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