From the monthly archives: "June 2016"

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Manhattan Schoolhouse Day Care to Expand With Free Pre-K on Upper East Side

manhattan schoolhouseManhattan Schoolhouse, a pre-K and day care center on First Avenue, is expanding this fall with a brand new space just down the block.

Starting in September, the new location at 1608 First Ave., will start serving kids from 3 to 5 years old, including those who signed up for its new Universal Pre-K program, which was approved this spring.

The 3,141-square-foot schoolhouse, which is just a block south of its existing school, is located in the base of The Strathmore, a luxury rental apartment building owned by Related Companies, according to Winick Realty Group, which brokered the deal on June 1.

The school will use the building’s ground floor space and its lower level, which sits on the southeast corner of East 84th Street and First Avenue.

The ground floor and lower levels are currently undergoing renovation, according to city records.

The school opened 36 free pre-K seats during the city’s second round of pre-K admissions in May.

The private preschool normally costs $2,300 a month for a school day of 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Manhattan Schoolhouse didn’t return calls for comment, but Winick Realty Group said the additional space was needed to meet the neighborhood’s needs.

“Manhattan Schoolhouse had outgrown their original Upper East Side location and wanted to open a second school as close by as possible in order to meet local demand,” said Steven Baker, president of Winick Realty.

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Winick Realty Group is one of New York’s prominent real estate firms specializing in retail leasing and advisory services.  Over the years, Winick Realty has served a broad range of domestic and global clients, with a strong emphasis on long-term representation and expansion and growth strategies.  Winick Realty Group is highly recognized as a forerunner in the retail real estate market.

Real Estate Bisnow

RESTAURANTS, EATERIES GROW PRESENCE IN MANHATTAN

bisnow restaurantCasual restaurants and eateries have been expanding their presence in Manhattan–think juice shops, gourmet coffee bars and fast-casual chains. And landlords are jumping on the bandwagon as they look for ways to boost the appeal of their office and residential towers. Last year, the fast-casual industry grew to $44B nationally, an 11.5% jump from 2014, and much of that growth stemmed from new restaurant openings, the Wall Street Journal reports. Factors like the growth of health- and fitness-conscious consumers, demand for specialty fast-casual options and a dense affluent population have led to a boom of restaurants in NYC.

“Less is being bought in the physical stores and more is being bought online, but what hasn’t changed is the consumption of food and beverage,” Winick Realty Group broker Kenneth Hochhauser says.

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Winick Realty Group is one of New York’s prominent real estate firms specializing in retail leasing and advisory services.  Over the years, Winick Realty has served a broad range of domestic and global clients, with a strong emphasis on long-term representation and expansion and growth strategies.  Winick Realty Group is highly recognized as a forerunner in the retail real estate market.

 

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Two Boots Pizza Leases Two-Story Building for Lower Manhattan Flagship

86 Nassau St - pictureTwo Boots Pizza—the popular New York-based pizzeria with 17 locations in 6 states, plus Washington D.C. coming soon—has signed a 12-year lease for their Lower Manhattan flagship at 86A Nassau Street, near Fulton Street. Two Boots Pizza triple net leased the entire building, which features 750-square-foot floorplates on the ground floor, second floor and lower level.

“Two Boots Pizza had been looking in Lower Manhattan for years because they recognized that this was becoming a true seven-day neighborhood and they could provide a valuable service for the growing residential community,” said Winick Realty Group Director Aaron S. Fishbein, represented both Two Boots Pizza and landlord 86A ½ Nassau LLC along with his associate, Jeremy Wintner.

Previously a clothing store, the former tenants of 86A Nassau Street only utilized the building’s ground floor, leaving the second floor—with a hidden deco ceiling—abandoned for more than 20 years. Construction has already started on the property, as Two Boots Pizza is working closely with building ownership, spearheaded by Theresa Veltri, to fully restore the structure, bringing out the beauty in its classic architecture.

“We’re incredibly excited about both the building and the neighborhood,” said Two Boots Pizza owner Phil Hartman, “and we look forward to bringing our unique Cajun-Italian pizza and funky folk art deep into the heart of the financial district.” Plans include a pizzeria on the ground floor and a cozy bar/lounge on the second floor—plus the potential for rooftop seating.

Added Wintner, “This one-of-a-kind property will give them an amazing Downtown presence.”

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Winick Realty Group is one of New York’s prominent real estate firms specializing in retail leasing and advisory services.  Over the years, Winick Realty has served a broad range of domestic and global clients, with a strong emphasis on long-term representation and expansion and growth strategies.  Winick Realty Group is highly recognized as a forerunner in the retail real estate market.

 

Wall Street Journal

Appetite for Casual Restaurants Grows Among City Building Owners

wsj fields chickenSome landlords are becoming foodies.

As fast-casual restaurants, juice shops and gourmet coffee bars have been expanding their presence in Manhattan, they are finding a receptive audience not only among time-strapped, health-conscious New Yorkers. They also are attracting Manhattan building owners looking to boost the appeal of their office and residential towers, according to industry experts.

Several factors are driving the proliferation of restaurants such as Pret A Manger and Sweetgreen. Among them: consumers’ continued focus on health and fitness, a strong demand for specialty fast-casual eateries from a large millennial workforce and a dense, affluent population.

But the sector’s steady consumption of retail real estate also comes as sectors such as apparel have been trimming store counts and store sizes.

“Less is being bought in physical stores and more is being bought online, but what hasn’t changed is the consumption of food and beverage,” said Kenneth Hochhauser, a retail broker with Winick Realty Group LLC.

“You can’t order your burrito on Amazon and have it delivered in 20 minutes,” he said. “You still go out for lunch.”

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Winick Realty Group is one of New York’s prominent real estate firms specializing in retail leasing and advisory services.  Over the years, Winick Realty has served a broad range of domestic and global clients, with a strong emphasis on long-term representation and expansion and growth strategies.  Winick Realty Group is highly recognized as a forerunner in the retail real estate market.

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Winick Realty Group Leases Retail Corner at Related Companies’ The Strathmore

1608 First AvenueManhattan Schoolhouse, a Reggio Emilia-inspired daycare and preschool program for children ages six weeks to five years, has signed a lease for their second Upper East Side location at 1608 First Avenue.

Manhattan Schoolhouse, who was represented by Daniele Kurzweil of Julie Friedman Realty, will occupy 1,981 square feet of ground-floor space and 1,160 square feet in the lower level on the Southeast Corner of East 84th Street and First Avenue.

Formerly Citi Habitats, the new school sits at the base of The Strathmore, a luxury rental apartment building owned by Related Companies. It is located just south of Manhattan Schoolhouse’s existing school at 1624 First Avenue, allowing them to accommodate their long waitlist, giving preference to residents of the Strathmore.

“Manhattan Schoolhouse had outgrown their original Upper East Side location and wanted to open a second school as close by as possible in order to meet local demand,” said Winick Realty Group President Steven E. Baker, who represented Related Companies along with Winick Realty Group Director Charles Rapuano.

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Winick Realty Group is one of New York’s prominent real estate firms specializing in retail leasing and advisory services.  Over the years, Winick Realty has served a broad range of domestic and global clients, with a strong emphasis on long-term representation and expansion and growth strategies.  Winick Realty Group is highly recognized as a forerunner in the retail real estate market.

 

Globe Street

Deal Tracker

steven-baker-258x300Manhattan Schoolhouse has signed a lease for its second Upper East Side location at 1608 First Ave. The tenant—who was represented by Daniele Kurzweil of Julie Friedman Realty—will occupy 1,981 square feet of ground-floor space and 1,160 square feet in the lower level on the southeast corner of East 84th Street and First Avenue. Winick Realty Group president Steven Baker and director Charles Rapuano represented the landlord, Related Cos.

Eastern Consolidated has arranged a 10-year, 250-square-foot lease on the ground floor at 108 MacDougal St. in Greenwich Village for The Squeeze, a vegan food and juice shop. The real estate services firm’s director Jeff Geoghegan and associate director Max Swerdloff represented the Squeeze Juice. The landlord was represented by Steven  Baker of Winick.

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Winick Realty Group is one of New York’s prominent real estate firms specializing in retail leasing and advisory services.  Over the years, Winick Realty has served a broad range of domestic and global clients, with a strong emphasis on long-term representation and expansion and growth strategies.  Winick Realty Group is highly recognized as a forerunner in the retail real estate market.