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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...

Anton Kern Gallery for sale for $27,000,000

Alf Naman has put this 5,000 SF lot with 27,500 SF of buildable space on the block for the highest land-deal price yet : $27.000M. Anton just renewed his lease last year, but, as with most leases in West Chelsea, it has a Demo Clause, something to be aware is a very negotiable term when...
2016 Update : 303 Gallery To Go Back To West 21st Street

2016 Update : 303 Gallery To Go Back To West 21st Street

UPDATE to this story January 2, 2016: Lisa Spellman is indeed moving back to West 21st this year as I reported two years ago, and this series of moves on her part was a very smart play. Kudos. It also means that her previous 7,200 SF gallery – with 3,900 SF on the ground floor...
508 West 24th Street 4,816 SF Gallery Space - $150/SF

508 West 24th Street 4,816 SF Gallery Space – $150/SF

Update January 2014 – this commercial condo brought in $1,900/SF at $9,500,000. The asking rent for lease is $150/SF.       Offering price: $10,000,000 ($2,000/SF) Estimated Common Charges (11.0184%) – $2,788.94 pm Estimated Monthly RE Taxes Year 1 – $2,301.75 pm Estimated Monthly RE Taxes at Full Assessment – $4,734.67 pm Estimated Total Annual...
Zaha Hadid's Organic Imagination To Grace West Chelsea

Zaha Hadid’s Organic Imagination To Grace West Chelsea

Related Companies is teaming with Architect Zaha Hadid to create one of the most stunningly organic buildings in New York, much less West Chelsea. With thirty-seven 5,500 SF luxury units and located on the old scrap-iron lot next to the High-Line, 520 West 28th Street will soon become the iconic architectural epicenter of 21st-century NYC...
Part I ~ Why West Chelsea Floods.

Part I ~ Why West Chelsea Floods.

West Chelsea will flood every time the Hudson River takes in more water than it can hold, especially seawater, which the Hudson mostly is anyway. We conjecture that surge-flooding as a consequence of storms will happen more often in the future, though how often no one can say. FEMA called Sandy a “Hundred Year Flood”....
Part II ~ West Chelsea Dry.

Part II ~ West Chelsea Dry.

There has been a lot of talk about how we protect West Chelsea from the next inevitable inundation. Any flood-mitigation project for West Chelsea will need to be compact enough to be stored for long periods cheaply, strong enough to resist 72,000,000 gallons of water, yet simple enough to fully deploy within 24 hours. With...
Part III ~ West Chelsea Dry : The Fence Defense.

Part III ~ West Chelsea Dry : The Fence Defense.

So, now we know why West Chelsea floods and we’ve figured out how to stop it. Part III covers how we actually accomplish it, given limited city coffers and the more pressing problems for residents in Breezy Point, The Rockaways, Staten Island and other flooded neighborhoods. The most efficient, though least economical, solution is to...
Yancey Richardson Goes Downstairs to 537 W 22nd Street, Continuing A Trend...

Yancey Richardson Goes Downstairs to 537 W 22nd Street, Continuing A Trend…

Yancey Richardson took Frederick Petzel’s previous 3,100 RSF gallery on June 1, 2013 for a reported $24,000 per mont, or $93/SF, which is below market. Their former 3,000 RSF space upstairs at 535 West 22nd Street is available for a 6 month sublease that can be converted to a 5-10 year direct lease for around...