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Coworking Space Signs New Lease in Flatiron District

119-125 West 24th Street

AlleyNYC, which has tagged itself as “the most badass coworking space on the planet,” has secured 36,000 square feet at 119-125 West 24th Street between Avenue of the Americas and Seventh Avenue, according to The Wall Street Journal.

The company, which is riding the wave of co-working spaces infiltrating New York City, signed a 10-year lease for the third, fourth and fifth floors at the 12-story, 146,000-square-foot building, the Journal reported. The Kaufman Organization acquired the property from Extell Development Company through a 99-lease deal in April 2014. Asking rents at the property are in the mid-$60s per square foot. The building had been in disrepair for many years, and the Kaufman Organization invested tens of millions of dollars to revamp the entire building. Read More

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By Design Signs 21,711 SF at Leon Charney’s 1411 Broadway

1441 Broadway

By Design has signed a 21,711-square-foot lease at 1441 Broadway, a building owned by real estate tycoon Leon Charney.

The company takes a full floor in the building, in a space formerly occupied by Fifth and Pacific Companies (formerly Liz Claiborne Inc.), which will double as an office space and showroom.

“We’re glad to have them and we’ve almost backfilled all the space in the building – they’re a welcome addition,” said Bruce Block, Mr. Charney’s right hand man at L.H. Charney & Associates, the building ownership.  “They’re in the apparel and fashion industry and our building is predominately fashion.  They will be able to use some of the existing build-out space on the floor.” Read More