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Monthly archive January, 2016
High Line Nine ~ Nine New Affordable Ground-Floor Spaces Coming To West Chelsea.

High Line Nine ~ Nine New Affordable Ground-Floor Spaces Coming To West Chelsea.

Nine new gallery spaces coming to West Chelsea are now pre-leasing. These built ground-floor spaces, 2,500 RSF and under, with high-ceilings, storage and offices, and in a prime area with monthly rents that will encourage small- to mid-sized galleries to come back to West Chelsea. Please contact me or call +1-917-576-2384 for more information on...
Will The Lower East Side Surpass West Chelsea as NY's Largest District in 2016?

Will The Lower East Side Surpass West Chelsea as NY’s Largest District in 2016?

I’m frequently asked that question, and the short answer is… not likely, for a bunch of reasons. While the LES is the fastest growing gallery district in Manhattan, it is not the fastest growing gallery district in greater New York City. That title goes to Brooklyn, which became the largest district last year, you can...
2015 Update To "Why West Chelsea Floods".

2015 Update To “Why West Chelsea Floods”.

Since 2013, when I wrote “Why West Chelsea Floods” and presented Aqua-Fence as the best and least-expensive solution for keeping West Chelsea dry, two developments have come up that would prevent the installation of this product around the entire district. Neither are trivial, but both can be overcome. • The first is that FEMA will...
The Big News From 2015 : West Chelsea? LES? Flower District? No, it's... Brooklyn.

The Big News From 2015 : West Chelsea? LES? Flower District? No, it’s… Brooklyn.

Much attention was paid in the industry press to the three districts mentioned above, and they did generate news for sure. However, slowly and steadily, Brooklyn has been growing to become New York’s largest district, from a province just a few years ago. The graph below shows Brooklyn’s rise from 2011, passing both the Upper...