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Brooklyn Denim Co. Opens Second Location

Courtesy of KDA

Brooklyn Denim Co. is opening a new location in Greenpoint.

The denim retailer will take a 5,700-square-foot space at 39 Norman Avenue, adding a second shop to the original location at 85 North 3rd Street in Williamsburg. The retailer, which sells about two dozen higher end brands, has been rapidly growing in recent years. Read More

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GuildNet Inc. Inks in Kingswood Center

1630 East 15th Street. (Courtesy of Loopnet)

GuildNet Inc. is opening an office at the Kingswood Center in Brooklyn.

The not-for-profit organization that serves the blind, visually impaired, and multi-disabled will take a 6,440-square-foot space at 1630 East 15th Street. The lease is set to span a portion of the second floor.  Read More

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Charter Brokerage Moves Around in SL Green’s Portfolio

125 Park Avenue.

Charter Brokerage will be relocating its offices in New York.

The global trade company that helps clients with import, export, and drawback services has outgrown its office at SL Green Realty Corp.’s 317 Madison Avenue. The firm will relocate to another property in the landlord’s portfolio, trading in its 15,000-square-foot space at the older building for 26,000-square-feet at 125 Park Avenue

Steven Durels and David Kaufman of SL Green represented the landlord and are responsible for leasing across the portfolio. Charter Brokerage enlisted the help of CBRE‘s Michael Liss to represent them in the transaction. Neither party could be reached in time for publication.

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Davis Brody Bond Inks at 1 New York Plaza

One New York Plaza.

Davis Brody Bond has signed a deal for an office in the Financial District. 

The architectural design firms will be taking 26,354-square-feet in the Brookfield Office Properties-owned 1 New York Plaza. The deal, according to data from Compstak, is set to span across a portion of the 42nd floor of the building. 

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TripAdvisor Inks Deal in Hudson Square


TripAdvisor has inked a deal to open an office at 330 Hudson Street

The internet travel company will take the 37,998-square-foot second floor of the recently renovated building. According to data from CompStak, the lease is set to span 10 years with asking rents in the mid $60s per square foot.  Read More

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Red Payments Renew at 132 West 36th Street

Courtesy of Kaufman Organization and CoStar

Red Payments has renewed its lease in Midtown, the Commercial Observer learned.

The merchant solutions and services firm will continue to operate out of its 16,213-square-foot office on the third floor of Kaufman Organization-owned 132 West 36th Street. The renewal extends through the next seven years. Read More

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Seaport Group Calls 360 Madison Avenue Home

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The Seaport Group has renewed and expanded its office lease in Midtown, the Commercial Observer has learned. 

The global investment bank continues to expand its presence at the building, adding another 12,283 square feet to its direct 12,283-square-foot lease on the 21st and 22nd floors of 360 Madison Avenue. The firm also subleases another 12,283 square feet in the building, bringing its total occupancy to 36,849 square feet. Read More

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Tilden Park Capital Management Inks at 452 Fifth Avenue

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Tilden Park Capital Management, the fixed-income-focused alternative asset manager, will move its headquarters from 900 Third Avenue to the PBC USA Real Estate-owned 452 Fifth Avenue

The firm will take the entire 28th-floor penthouse, spanning approximately 16,140 square feet, to house its corporate offices and business operations. The deal comes after the unveiling of the last three penthouse Read More

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David Peyser Sportswear Inc. Expands at 1071 AoA

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David Peyser Sportswear Inc. has renewed its lease at 1071 Avenue of the Americas.

The manufacturer of high-end outerwear and sportswear will add 3,545 square feet on the 8th floor to its 14,000-square-foot occupancy on the 12th floor at Ten Seventy One Associates’ building, spanning a total of 17,545 square feet. The deal comes on the heels of the company’s growth and expansion efforts of its mens outwear brand, WeatherproofRead More

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Silicon Alley Welcomes iAcquire

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iAcquire will be leaving its office in the heart of Times Square to move to a 5,162-square-foot space in tech-heavy Midtown South.

The content marketing agency that specializes in marketing strategy, social media and search engine optimization will leave its office at 268 West 44th Street in favor of 304 Park Avenue South. The deal marks the Read More

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Natuzzi Leaves Soho for Nomad

Natuzzi Americas will be relocating to Nomad.

The Italian furniture retailer will leave its space at 101 Greene Street and move uptown to 105 Madison Avenue. The new lease, set to extend through 2023, will span 4,900 square feet on the ground floor of the building. 

“With this lease, Natuzzi Americas has moved from one furniture district to another, Read More

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Makeshift Society Opens New York Location

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Makeshift Society is opening its first New York outpost.

The San Francisco-based Makeshift Society will open its first co-working space in Brooklyn. The society generally attracts creative professionals that thrive in a collaborative and community-minded environment under the objective goal to “make, learn, teach, and think.”

The new space will span 5,775 square feet on the Read More

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Flatiron School Leaves Midtown South for Lower Manhattan

The Flatiron School is leaving the creative mecca of Midtown South in favor of Lower Manhattan. 

The school will relocate from its location at 33 West 26th Street to 11 Broadway after being listed as a winner in the H.E.L.M: Hire + Expand in Lower Manhattan competition.

The program is an intensive full-time program that trains people for the software engineering industry. It Read More