Perhaps best known for its annual coat drive and television commercials featuring a shivering Statue of Liberty, New York Cares ranks as the city’s largest volunteer organization, with approximately 53,000 volunteers assisting on projects at 1,200 nonprofits, schools and government agencies throughout the five boroughs. With such an ambitious mission, however, it was no surprise that the 25-year-old organization would one day need to relocate from its 10,000-square-foot space at 214 West 29th Street. Sure enough, New York Cares officials reached out to Carri Lyon, a Cushman & Wakefield broker who helped the group pinpoint 16,000 square feet of new office space at 65 Broadway in January.
Two days before the organization’s official move-in date last Friday, Ms. Lyon and New York Cares executive director Gary Bagley reviewed the furniture plans with The Commercial Observer and discussed what, exactly, drew them to the A.M. Properties Holding Corp.-owned 65 Broadway. After the jump, the plan.