Top 10 Retail Leases: Bright Things Are Happening in Brooklyn


Industry City has long had its share of artists working out of its mammoth Brooklyn campus, but we imagine that even its grizzled veterans were excited to hear that teamLab, a Japanese digital immersive arts company, is opening a 55,000-square-foot exhibition space at 51 34th Street, aka Building 7 that it’s partnering with Pace Gallery on.

It was a very big month for Brooklyn retail; on the Greenpoint/Williamsburg border Vital Climbing Gym inked a 46,000-square-foot deal to opening a new rock climbing venue at 1 Nassau Avenue. Gumption Coffee bagged 6,000 square feet also in Industry City at Building 19, or 148 39th Street. And another gym, F45 Training, popped up at 55 Prospect Street in Dumbo taking just over 4,600 square feet.

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But Manhattanites likes to work out, too! FitHouse opened not one but two new locations grabbing 6,800 square feet at 20 West 14th Street and 5,500 square feet at 712 Broadway, and Nova Fitness hustled a 3,520-square-foot lease at 551 Madison Avenue. (What is going on? We thought that you worked out before summer.)

No one’s leaving out Queens in the retail mix: The borough saw the boutique flower shop Atlas Floral Decorators plant itself in 10,000 square feet at 48-35 36th Street (just no word on any Queens gyms opening in the last month).

And if all this talk of working out is making you hungry, well, you wouldn’t necessarily be wise to go to Los Tacos No. 1 or Sticky’s Finger Joint, which took 1,900 and 1,892-square-foot leases at 136 Church Street and 1450 Broadway, respectively, but you’d be happy.

Just go back to the gym before you try on any suits at Castangia 1850, which is opening its first 1,800-square-foot permanent U.S. showroom at 521 Madison Avenue.