From the monthly archives: "January 2013"

New York Observer

Garis & Hahn Set to Open Gallery on Bowery

Garis & Hahn have inked its first art gallery location on the Lower East Side.

The gallery that “mounts exhibitions focused on conceptual narratives and relevant conversations in contemporary art” will take a 2,422-square-foot space at 263 Bowery, between Stanton Street and East Houston Street. The gallery will consist of approximately 1,800 square feet on the ground floor and a 600 square foot lower level.

“[Mary and Sophie] were attracted to the Lower East Side/Bowery neighborhood as an alternative to Chelsea,” said Lee Block, a director of Winick Realty Group. “It is edgier and more vibrant and the art scene is growing with major galleries within a few blocks and The New Museum one block to the south.”

“The neighborhood as a whole is growing as well,” he added. “The area on Bowery south of Houston Street is hot now, with new retailers opening such as Anthropologie across the street from their gallery and multiple residential and hotel developments in the area.”

Mr. Block exclusively represented Garis & Hahn in the transaction. CBRE was on the opposite side of the table representing the landlord, D.N.P. 336 Convent Avenue LLC.

Garis & Hahn will host their inaugural exhibit, After The Fall, until February 16th. The exhibit showcases the work of seven photographers. The photographers are “exploring innovative permutations of the staged, the candid and the constructed,” a representative for the gallery noted in a statement.

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Real Estate Weekly

Art crowd heads to The Bowery

The Garis & Hahn art gallery has leased its first location at 263 Bowery.

The Lower East Side storefront, located between Stanton and East Houston Streets, consists of 1,789 s/f on the ground floor and 633 s/f in the lower level.

Gallery co-owners Mary Garis and Sophie Hahn were drawn to the Lower East Side for its burgeoning art scene, where galleries that are gravitating away from Chelsea are bringing some of the latest, cutting-edge art.

“The LES arts scene has gone from fledgling to flourishing in the past few years, with no signs of slowing down,” Hahn said. “[In the LES] there are new galleries with exciting programs and outlooks on contemporary art and we can only hope to add to this vibrant art scene, promoting great art, educating collectors and supporting artists.”

Winick Realty Group director Lee Block, who represented Garis & Hahn in the lease transaction, noted, “Sperone Westwater is on their block and The New Museum is a block away. The area is hip and the activity on Bowery north of Houston is trending south. There are a lot of new developments and hotels coming to the immediate area.”

CBRE represented landlord D.N.P. 336 Convent Avenue LLC in the lease transaction.

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Winick Realty Group LLC Brings Innovative Art Gallery To 263 Bowery

Garis & Hahn, an art gallery that “mounts exhibitions focused on conceptual narratives and relevant conversations in contemporary art,” has leased its first location at 263 Bowery. The Lower East Side storefront, located between Stanton and East Houston Streets, consists of 1,789 square feet on the ground floor and 633 square feet in the lower level.

Gallery co-owners Mary Garis and Sophie Hahn were drawn to the Lower East Side for its burgeoning art scene, where galleries that are gravitating away from Chelsea are bringing some of the latest, cutting-edge art.

Winick Realty Group LLC Director Lee Block, who represented Garis & Hahn in the lease transaction, noted, “[well-known gallery] Sperone Westwater is on their block and The New Museum is a block away.  The area is hip and the activity on Bowery north of Houston is trending south. There are a lot of new developments and hotels coming to the immediate area.”

CBRE represented landlord D.N.P. 336 Convent Avenue LLC in the lease transaction.

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New York Observer

The Sony Building: More Shops and Food?

Changes are in store for the Sony Building, as the Japanese multinational has agreed to a deal trading its iconic New York headquarters at 550 Madison Avenue to the Chetrit Group. But what will become of the building’s retail offerings?

“When we discuss these upper echelon cuisines and food groups I think the most frequent answer you’ll get will be a steak house or a high end Japanese restaurant,” said Joshua Siegelman, associate director with Winick Realty Group. “Something that’s going to cater to these high net worth individuals and a dense tourist quarter.”

De rigueur among New York’s dynamic business players are high end, vivacious restaurants with an unstuffy atmosphere and air of ‘hipsternity,’ for lack of a better word.  Examples of this new taste could be Lexington Brass, at 517 Lexington Avenue, from EMM Group. “The EMM Group, in particular with this concept, does a good job of putting together a trendy and upscale environment where cool meets good cuisine,” said Mr. Siegelman.

Another example would be STK steakhouse at 1114 Avenue of the Americas, by The ONE Group. “It’s another great example of where these guys have brought in the ‘cool’ factor to an upscale cuisine, versus you prototypical Capital Grille,” he said.

Another boon to the soon-to-be-former Sony building, or its immediate neighborhood, would be an Eataly-type offering, “Somewhere where users could purchase food and sit down and enjoy the cuisine,” Mr. Siegelman said. “I think if you had something like that there it would uplift that little corridor.”

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Real Estate Weekly

Wax Works for Murray Hill Shop Space

European Wax Center, a national chain, has signed a lease at 222 East 34th Street.

The store is part of the newly-developed retail at the base of 480-unit luxury apartment building The Anthem.

Winick Realty managing director Hal Shapiro and associate director Josh Siegelman are exclusively handling retail leasing in the building on behalf of landlord Rosebud Associates. In addition to European Wax Center, which will open a 1,900 s/f ground-floor store in the Spring, Shapiro and Siegelman have already leased space at The Anthem to Crunch Fitness and Drybar.

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Real Estate Bisnow

Hale & Hearty Soups signed a 5,000 SF lease at 177 Madison Ave. KEM Co’s Kimberly McCullough repped the tenant, while Winick Realty’s Joseph Isa and Brian Tregerman repped owner First 117 Madison.

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