Blog: A Unique Neighborhood Amenity

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88 & 90 Lex’s on-site amenities, which include a 60-foot swimming pool, fitness center, childrens’ playroom, screening room, and 24-hour concierge, need no introduction. However, there is one element of life at 88 & 90 Lex that may go overlooked: its proximity to several of New York City’s most celebrated educational institutions, which grants residents of these NoMad condos all the benefits of living within an academic and intellectual nexus.

We’ll start with the esteemed Baruch College, which is only a five-minute stroll from 88 & 90 Lex. Though it was founded in 1919, Baruch traces its roots all the way back to 1847, when the City College of New York originated as the Free Academy, the first free public college in the country. Baruch now hosts students representing 160 countries, and that diversity brings a special vitality to the neighborhood – especially when it comes to artistic endeavors. Residents of 88 & 90 Lex will enjoy a rich, wide-ranging roster of public events at The Baruch Performing Arts Center. The 2017-2018 season was one for the books, with an incredible program of music, film, theater, and dance, and the 2018-2019 season calendar will be announced shortly. For those who prefer the written word to performance art, check out The Sydney Harman Writer-In-Residence Program, which brings legends like Mary Gaitskill and Edward Albee to campus for readings and workshops.

Equally treasured by NoMad residents is the School of Visual Arts (SVA). Founded in 1947, SVA was originally the Cartoonists and Illustrators School, and its founder’s guiding philosophy was that the faculty should be made up of working professionals and artists, a principle that guides the school to this day. As a premier art and design school, the SVA campus serves as a hub of creativity and innovation in the city. This is apparent in its jam-packed calendar of events and exhibitions, most of which are open to the public. Be sure to check out the Gramercy Gallery, which offers students a venue for displaying and selling their own work. And for the 88 & 90 Lex buyer who is inspired by their new condo’s modern and luxurious aesthetic, SVA offers plenty of Continuing Education classes (including those in Interior Design).

88 & 90 Lex is perfectly positioned in relation to these two renowned institutions. Baruch College and the School of Visual Arts act as a unique amenity for residents of these NoMad apartments, bringing world-class cultural events and experiences to one’s doorstep. Learn more about 88 & 90 Lex’s on-site amenities, or explore NoMad’s other hotspots.