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Pig Heaven to Reopen on Upper East Side

1420 Third Avenue

Beloved Chinese eatery Nancy Lee’s Pig Heaven will reopen this fall in a 2,000-square-foot retail space at the Brodsky Organization‘s 1420 Third Avenue between East 80th and East 81st Streets, the New York Post reported this morning.

The takeout and sitdown gem that formerly drew celebrity clientele such as former Mayor Rudy Giuliani, director Steven Spielberg and actor Tom Hanks at its now-shuttered location one block east will move into a space with asking rents around $200-per-square foot, the publication reported. Read More

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Former Bacchus Wine Location Hits the Block

2056 Broadway

Winick Realty Group is bringing a retail space at 2056 Broadway, between West 70th and West 71st Streets, to the market on behalf of the Brodsky Organization.

The retail at 2056 Broadway consists of a 900-square-foot ground floor and a 1,900-square-foot storage basement with 25 feet of frontage along Broadway. Read More

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Brodsky Inks Four Tenants at 157 Columbus Avenue

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Renovations are paying off at 157 Columbus Avenue, where the Brodsky Organization has recently signed four new tenants to 10-year deals at the Upper West Side office building, The Commercial Observer has learned.

In the largest of the new deals, academic tutoring company Fusion Learning Inc. has signed a 14,319-square-foot lease on the third floor of the building. As reported by The Commercial Observer, the company signed its first lease in New York at 450-460 Park Avenue South late last year.

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CrossFit Buffs Up on Upper West Side

Courtesy of CrossFit.

CrossFit NYC will be opening its fourth location in New York on the Upper West Side.

The national fitness studio will be taking an 11,116-square-foot space on the lower level of 157 Columbus Avenue, otherwise known as 45 West 67th Street.

CrossFit’s new space on the Upper West Side will take a lower portion of the building that Read More

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Speyer Legacy School Signs For 85,000-Square-Foot Campus At 400 West 59th Street And 925 Ninth Avenue

400 West 49th Street

Speyer Legacy School signed for an 85,000-square-foot relocation to and expansion at 400 West 59th Street and 925 Ninth Avenue. The kindergarten through eighth grade school, which was founded in 2009 and caters to an all-“gifted” student body, had been looking to move from its original 9,000-square foot facility at 15 West 86th Street since shortly after its inception.

Cushman & Wakefield‘s Josh Kuriloff, Jodi Roberts and Andrew Braver represented The Brodsky Organization, which owns both buildings. Colliers International‘s Alex Jinishian and Phil Amarante represented the tenant. Read More

Winick Realty’s Far West Side Shepherd

From the Far West Side to...

Steven Baker built a life, and staked his career, on the Far West Side of Manhattan at a time when the High Line still languished as an abandoned freight track and nearly every block west of Ninth Avenue included a warehouse, garage or parking lot.

While other brokers followed dollar signs in Midtown and across Madison Avenue, Mr. Baker, then a young broker living in a Ninth Avenue bachelor pad, saw potential in the dusty warehouses and loading docks he walked past in the summer of 2000.

“I knew I wanted to control the neighborhood,” recalled the 40-year-old Mr. Baker, now a managing partner at Winick Realty, who has played a leading role in transforming the area. Read More