From the monthly archives: "October 2006"



Restaurateur Louis Lanza, the owner of Josie’s, Josephina, Citrus and Better Burger, has just bought a TriBeCa spot previously owned by David Bouley, which is likely to become a new eatery.

The building known as the Mohawk at the northeast corner of Hudson and Duane Streets is currently being converted by archirect Joseph Pell Lombardi to residential apartments.

The two retail spaces combined have about 4,178 feet and had an asking price of $4.7 million through Roxanne Betesh of Sinvin Realty.

Broker Steven E. Baker of Winick Realty Group said the deal took 1 1/2 years to complete as Lombardi needed to build out the space with special restaurant venting.


The upscale Club H Fitness just leased 38,000 square feet for a two-story gym and spa at The Anthem at 222 E. 34th St.

“This club will change the area,” said Hal Shapiro of Winick Realty, who brought in the Hoboken-based facility along with CEO Jeff Winick.

Shapiro said this flagship is expected to open in the summer of 2007 with other branches being rolled out at the rate of six a year.

Anthem’s owner Kamran Hakim was represented by Steve Robinson of CB Richard Ellis.

Club H will have 4,750 feet on the first floor, which had an asking rent of $80 a foot, along with the entire second floor of 23,500 feet, which had an asking rent of $45 a foot.

The building’s own gym was incorporated into this package under a special deal for the residents.

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NY Post-October 18, 2006 – TISHMAN EYES 666 CO-OWNER

Kingswood Center in Midwood Has Topping Out

Retail-Office Center Said To Be ‘Largest Development in 25 Years’

AVR Realty Co., Massey Knakal Realty Services and New York City Councilman Michael C. Nelson hosted a topping out ceremony for the Kingswood Center in Midwood last week. The Kingswood is a new 140,000-square-foot mixed-use retail and office building being built by AVR on East 15th Street and Kings Highway. It already boasts three major tenants — including a new supermarket, a New York Sports Club facility and the Visiting Nurse Service of New York.

“It is also an outstanding example of cooperation between government, private industry and the local community,” said Timothy King, Massey Knakal COO. Massey Knakal is AVR’s representative and advocate in leasing efforts; Councilman Nelson was instrumental in securing the new supermarket.

New York Sports Club was represented in its lease agreement by Diana Boutross of Winick Realty; The Visiting Nurse Service was represented by Tara Stacom of Cushman and Wakefield.

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Brooklyn Daily Eagle-2006-Kingswood Center in Midwood Has Topping Out




Swankier retail for the lower Upper West Side

Higher-end shopping in new 15 Central Park West aims to surpass Time Warner Center

The Time Warner Center pushed the comeback of the foot of the Upper West Side to a whole new level. The complex’s mall-like shopping atrium is filled with an underground gourmet grocery, chic shops like Hugo Boss and Coach, and expense-account restaurants.

The next test of retail at the foot of the Upper West Side on Broadway will be at 15 Central Park West, where condos are setting record prices and where the retail component could be similarly higher-end. The condo project will also replicate the vertical retail approach of the Time Warner Center, a departure from the single-floor shopping experience most New Yorkers are used to.

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THE REAL DEAL- October 2006 – Swankier retail for the lower Upper West Side