Workshop/APD’s architectural face lift blends old and new


When tasked with combining two buildings from different eras into a cohesive whole, Workshop/APD knew it was in for a challenge. The result was well worth the effort: 88 & 90 Lexington, the new NoMad development from HFZ, retains the prewar styling of 88 Lexington while taking modern inspiration from the 1960s-era 90 Lexington to create something that is uniquely Manhattan. The entire project is clad in a limestone façade that preserves the older aesthetic while allowing for floor-to-ceiling windows in the newer building. Inside, the former offices in 90 Lexington have been converted into condominiums that still feature a diversity of layouts without sacrificing convenience or comfort. Read Article

Blog: Rocking Out at Gramercy Theatre

Designed by Charles A. Sandblom and opened in 1937, the Gramercy Theatre is a Manhattan gem. Over the years, the artistically and culturally significant institution has transformed from a movie theater and art house to an off-Broadway playhouse and, finally, to its current incarnation as a hard-hitting concert venue.

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Curbed: See the First Model Apartment of HFZ’s 88&90 Lexington Avenue

French furniture company Ligne Roset provided the furnishings for the gorgeous model unit at 90 Lexington, the modern half of the two-building NoMad development 88 & 90 Lexington from HFZ. The three-bedroom, four-bathroom apartment shows off the building’s sleek, modern interiors via neutral colors that match the hardwood floors and stainless appliances. Generous floor-to-ceiling windows provide iconic Manhattan skyline views. When purchasing their condominium, residents will have the option of getting a design consultation from Ligne Roset, as well as a special discount if they choose to fill their home with the company’s beautiful furnishings. Read Article

The Spruce: House Tour: A Modern Pre-War In the Heart of Manhattan,

Old meets new at 88 & 90 Lexington, where two buildings from Manhattan’s storied architectural past come together to form a uniquely New York development. Taking inspiration from both buildings, the NoMad residences retain the best aspects of prewar design—high ceilings and oversized windows—within a modern aesthetic that provides breezy, comfortable living spaces with plenty of room for customization. One model unit, a three-bedroom apartment in 88 Lexington, showcases how perfect modern furniture looks inside the space: neutral fabric and exposed woodgrain complement the condominium’s sleek cabinetry and oak flooring, and a few splashes of color really bring out the best in the stone and glass bathroom. Read Article

Haute Residence: Q&A: Workshop/APD’s Matt Berman Talks 88 & 90 Lex, the Importance of Experimenting With Technology, and What’s Next for the Design Firm

When tasked with designing the interiors for 88 & 90 Lexington’s apartments, award-winning design firm Workshop/APD knew they had their work cut out for them. The two-building development in NoMad presented a unique challenge because each structure has a different history and aesthetic: 88 Lexington is a prewar beauty built in 1927, while 90 Lexington was built 30 years later in a comparatively modern style. Workshop/APD looked at materials that wear well over time, using neutral-tone hardwood and custom marble to create homes that suit both styles. Read Article

Curbed: Restoration Hardware designed this 88&90 Lex model condo

Pictures of a new model condominium at 88 & 90 Lexington reveal a tasteful, modern interior worthy of the hip NoMad neighborhood. The sleek interior is decked out in Restoration Hardware’s RH Modern collection, which accentuates the elegant simplicity of design. The luxury residence features sleek cabinetry and fixtures that provide ample open space, which, for the model apartment, has been filled with a plush sofa sectional and rough-hewn dining table. The building is part of 88 & 90 Lexington, a new two-building NoMad condominium where one-bedroom apartments begin at $1.825 million and four-bedroom apartments are listed from $6.6 million. Read Article

Secret Spots of NoMad

Living in one of the luxury condos at 88 & 90 Lex in NoMad means that you’re located next door to the best-of-the-best of Manhattan’s gastronomic delights. Across Madison Square Park, fresh pizzas and scoops of gelato are served all day at Eataly, Mario Batali’s bustling haven for food lovers. Around the corner, James Beard Award-winning chef Daniel Humm helms the kitchen at Eleven Madison Park, which, with three Michelin stars, is widely considered the finest restaurant in America.

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Forbes: Dive Into NYC’s Best Indoor Pools That Are Architecturally Cool


88 & 90 Lexington is not your typical luxury residential development. The project is the result of combining a pair of adjacent buildings—the prewar beauty at 88 Lexington and the midcentury tower at 90 Lexington—into a singular NoMad development that blends the two aesthetics into a soon-to-be Manhattan classic. One example of this new take is the building’s swimming pool, a sleek L-shaped indoor pool with a nearby hot tub and windows that admit natural light into the brightly-tiled space. The unique monochromatic mosaic on the ceiling gives the space a touch of modern artistry to admire while swimming some laps. Read Article

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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