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Equinox Is Katz’s New Neighbor

Katz's Delicatessen.

You can get a little extra pastrami on rye without too much guilt now.

Equinox, the high-end fitness center, is opening a 30,000-square-foot gym next door to Katz’s Delicatessen on the Lower East Side. It will take up the entire second and third floors of the development at 196 Orchard Street between East Houston and Stanton Streets, according to The New York Post. Read More


Equinox Checks Into the Hotel Business at Hudson Yards

Hudson Yards

The popular, high-end fitness gym Equinox is venturing into the hotel business with its first location slated for the Hudson Yards.

Featured an amenity in several buildings for Related Companies, its parent company, the gym is gearing the Far West Side hotel toward exercise-hungry travelers and will feature indoor and outdoor swimming pools, according to the Wall Street Journal. The hotel’s gym, free to guests, will be 60,000 square feet, making it the largest Equinox facility. Read More

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SL Green Signs Equinox in Plaza District

10 East 53rd Street

Upscale fitness club Equinox Fitness will open a new four-level center in 2016 at SL Green Realty Corp.’s 10 East 53rd Street in the Plaza District, the landlord announced earlier this week.

The full-service fitness club, which operates 73 centers in major U.S. markets, London and Toronto, signed a 25-year, 32,000-square-foot lease, officials with SL Green said. Read More

Coming Up Roseman

Jeffrey Roseman (Photo: Mike Nagle)

On an otherwise ordinary winter day last month, a group of Barneys New York executives met across the street from 101 Seventh Avenue along with Newmark Grubb Knight Frank’s Jeffrey Roseman to reflect on something that was in fact rather remarkable.    

Barneys would officially come back to the landmark Chelsea address it had Read More

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Equinox Inks Battery Park City Location

Courtesy of Titleless

Equinox is buffing up its Lower Manhattan portfolio with the addition of a fitness center at 225 Liberty Street in Battery Park City.

The upscale fitness center will open a 35,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility at Brookfield Place, Brookfield Office Property‘s monstrous eight-million-square-foot urban campus. Read More

Sales Beat

TIAA-CREF Pays $60M for 1511 Third Avenue

1511 Third Avenue

TIAA-CREF has purchased 1511 Third Avenue on the Upper East Side from Related Companies for $60 million, sources tell The Commercial Observer.

The 60,000-square-foot property is a four-story landmarked building, one block south of East 86th Street, the main retail artery in the neighborhood. Read More

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Eastern Consolidated Arranges $2.5M Sale of TriBeCa Retail Condo


Eastern Consolidated has arranged the sale of a 1,500-square-foot retail condo at 119 Chambers Street, currently occupied by high-end designer thrift shop Housing Works, for $2.5 million, The Commercial Observer has learned.

The condo, located in TriBeCa’s densest retail thoroughfare, features a 1,500-square-foot street level space, with 25 feet of retail frontage, and a renovated 1,500-square-foot basement. Read More

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SoulCycle Opens First Location in Brooklyn

Courtesy of Fortis Propert

SoulCycle will be opening their first Brooklyn location at 184 Kent Avenue.

The luxury indoor cycling boutique, a subsidiary of Equinox, has inked a fifteen year deal for 4,300 square feet on the ground floor of a new residential building in Williamsburg.

“I targeted SoulCycle as an ideal tenant for the space and made the Read More

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Equinox’s Blink Fitness Inks Deal at Concourse Plaza

Courtesy of Blink Fitness

Blink Fitness, a division of the Equinox Fitness athletic club, is set to open an 18,119 square foot fitness center at Concourse Plaza in the Bronx.

Equinox Fitness, a subsidiary of the Related Companies, operates three brands: Equniox Fitness, PURE Yoga, and Blink Fitness. Equinox Fitness caters to a luxurious and high-end experience, PURE Yoga Read More

Equinox Billboards Draw A Crowd

In the first full week of the new year, the real estate story that encouraged the greatest flurry of angry letters, intervention from elected officials, and building violations was not Stuyvesant Town’s impending default, nor Atlantic Yards. It was, in essence, two sheets of cloth draped over a building in Greenwich Village.

The Equinox Fitness Read More