NY Kids Club Seals LIC Deal

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NY Kids Club, which provides preschool enrichment programs for early-childhood development, has taken space for a new center in Long Island City, Queens, the landlords’ broker announced.

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The club signed a 12-year lease for 13,091 square feet on the entire second floor of the two-story, 22,294-square-foot building at 44-16 23rd Street between 44th Avenue and 44th Road, according to a press release from JRT Realty Group. NY Kids will join a fitness barre studio in the building. Last year, Barre3 leased just under 2,000 square feet of retail space on the first floor via a 10-year lease.

JRT Realty Group’s Greg Smith, Lauren Calandriello and Ellen Israel represented the landlords, the Hakimian Organization and Gorjian NY in the deal. Neal Ohm and Eddie Mamiye of RKF, a Newmark Group company, represented NY Kids Club. RKF’s representatives didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.

JRT highlighted in a press release that 44-16 23rd Street is a block away from the New York City Amazon HQ2 site. (The other Amazon HQ2 site is in Northern Virginia’s Arlington.)