What makes for the ultimate New York City neighborhood? Every great neighborhood enjoys some combination of convenience, culture, and community – where people who live there, really live there.

Beth Stern, a member of the 88 & 90 Lex sales team, has become an expert in all things NoMad – that’s the trendy enclave north of Madison Square Park, to those just beginning their neighborhood research – and has found that this hip, burgeoning residential neighborhood checks all the boxes. Her enthusiasm for NoMad is rivaled only by her appreciation for the refined residences at 88 & 90 Lex. Read on to learn why life at 88 & 90 Lex means never compromising on what you love about living in New York.

As a member of the NoMad community, Beth has noticed that many people are choosing to set roots here. As such, that sense of community continues to grow – and the intangible, seemingly-insignificant little interactions that make you feel like you belong here (such as running into an acquaintance on the street, or getting on a first-name basis with local business owners) are the norm, not the exception. That priceless feeling of belonging is an essential quality for Beth, and NoMad is where discerning buyers will find it.

The convenience of 88 & 90 Lex’s NoMad location is especially attractive – it’s two blocks from Madison Square Park, five blocks from Gramercy Park, and surrounded by the hottest fitness studios and gymscoffee shops, and grocery stores – from Fairway to Trader Joe’s to Kalustyan’s. And nowhere is convenience more important than in one’s commute – to this end, many of the world’s most prestigious employers have offices here, or in neighboring Flatiron, Chelsea, and Midtown. Owning a home at 88 & 90 Lex means saying sayonara to relying on subways and cabs when running errands or heading to the office; in NoMad, the best way to get around is by forging your own path.

NoMad residents certainly appreciate the convenience of having every aspect of their weekday routines within walking distance, but this neighborhood really shines on nights and weekends, thanks to its increasing status as a cultural center within New York City. Let’s start with restaurants – 88 & 90 Lex is just blocks from Eleven Madison Park, Upland, Blue Smoke, and countless other in-demand dining experiences. But an excellent meal is just the start – whether your perfect evening includes visiting art galleries, seeing live music, or enjoying the view from an exclusive rooftop club with a cocktail in hand, NoMad has you covered.

Pairing two distinguished, classic Manhattan buildings in NoMad, 88 & 90 Lex has raised the bar for residential real estate adjacent to Madison Square Park. The old-school prewar Manhattan charm mixes and plays with the sleek glass facade, giving these luxury condominiums an entirely contemporary vibe. It commands your attention as you stroll down Lexington Avenue, she notes.

Inside each home, you will find ample closet and storage space, allowing your taste in décor to shine. Open kitchens, high ceilings, large windows, and gallery-inspired art walls make for a well-appointed home. And of course — “the rooftop is absolutely beautiful,” notes Stern, thanks in no small part to its views. “And don’t forget the rest of the 8,000 square feet of amenities, including a 60-foot swimming pool and adjacent whirlpool, gym, playroom, and screening room!”

To learn more about 88 & 90 Lex, view its model residences, and perhaps get a neighborhood tour from Beth herself, visit our contact page.


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HFZ Capital Group is a Manhattan-based real estate investment and development company formed in 2005. Today, HFZ has emerged as one of the most prolific developer of luxury residential condominiums in Manhattan. Presently the company is managing and developing over 6 million square feet of Manhattan real estate and bringing more than 2,500 luxury units to market. Some of HFZ’s recent projects include the acquisition, development and construction of mixed- use residential condominiums located at SOS West 19th Street, One Madison Avenue, Halcyon at 305 East 51st Street, The Marquand located at 11 East 68th Street, 11 Beach Street, 215 Chrystie Street, The Chatsworth located at 344 West 72nd Street, 20 West 40th Street, The Astor located at 235 West 75th Street, Fifty Third and Eighth located at 301 West 53rd Street, as well as the Shore Club in Miami Beach.