CrossFit Buffs Up on Upper West Side
Michael Ewing Sept. 13, 2013, 4 p.m.
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 was previously entirely occupied by ABC Television Studios. The television company vacated earlier this year, though some of their operations, including “Live! With Kelly and Michael” still maintain space at neighboring building 7 Lincoln Square.
“Specific space requirements for gyms such as CrossFit made it very hard to find a 10,000-square-foot space with 12-foot high ceilings on the Upper West Side,” explained Mitchell Kunikoff, an executive managing director and principal of Lee NYC. “But that’s where they needed to be so we found the space.”
CrossFit, whose main location is on 28th Street, was looking to expand into the Upper West Side market, an area whose population fits the profile of a typical CrossFit member. The location, a block away from the Lincoln Center subway stop, is steps away from Central Park among high end shopping centers along Columbus Circle.
It’s particularly refreshing for a neighborhood that has been otherwise under siege by retail banks.
Mr. Kunikoff exclusively represented CrossFit in the transaction. The landlord, the Brodsky Organization, was represented by a team of Cushman & Wakefield brokers consisting of vice chairman Josh Kuriloff, director Jodi Roberts and Andrew Braver.
Asking rents for the prime location was around $46 per square foot. CrossFit is expected to occupy the space by the end of September.