Welcome to TheSquareFoot's newest addition to our blog. This segment is called the "Weekly Best of Instagram" where we trawl instagram for some of the best photos and videos of commercial real estate. This week we are featuring buildings and we have some really good ones. What do you look for in your search for office space? For us, we like buildings with beautiful lines that create a wondrous sense of magnificence.
If you're like us, most mornings you need coffee, and you need it now. While there are hundreds of places surrounding your NYC office to get a coffee fix, it can be difficult to navigate the sea of cafes that will get your almond milk latte exactly right. From quick on the go cups to cafes perfect for hosting afternoon meetings, here's 7 coffee spots to try if your office is in Midtown East.
Standing 792 feet tall, the Woolworth Building is truly one of NYC’s original masterpieces. When it was built in 1913, the Woolworth Building was the tallest in the world until it was replaced in 1930 by the Chrysler Building . Although the Woolworth Building can’t compete in height anymore (it’s now the 54th tallest building in the United States), it remains a legend based on the architectural skill behind it.
As the most visited city in the United States, it’s clear that New York can be an amazing place to vacation. However, traveling to NYC on business presents a different experience, and it can be difficult to stay productive and on task in the midst of all the activity and noise.
New York City is our favorite city for its endless perks: great restaurants, bar scenes, bodega cats, and the possibility to have sushi delivered at 4am... just to name a few. There's also, obviously, some really incredible buildings seeped in history. Here are a few of our favorite places around the city then and now, check out how the scene has changed:
First impressions are incredibly important, and that sentiment absolutely extends to office space. Visitors and clients alike get a sense of an office environment and a company’s culture the first time they enter a space. One of the best ways building owners can attract potential tenants is by featuring unique artwork in the lobby, adding character, distinction, and a little flair. These pieces of art are sometimes commissioned from artists specifically for the building; other times they are purchased from private collections or are on loan.
Let's face it: The work week can be exhausting, especially in a city like NYC where 9-5 is definitely not the norm. Luckily for you, the weekends are one the reasons many of us live in this crazy city to begin with. If you're craving a little fun that won't completely ruin your sushi budget, here are some cheap and underrated events to check out this summer.
Rocketrip and TheSquareFoot have a few things in common. We’re both NYC-based startups. And we both write blog posts from the perspective of an animate corporate entity using first person plural pronouns. But that’s not all.
In New York Commercial Real Estate, office landlords typically ask a tenant to sign what’s called a “Good Guy Guarantee” as part of the lease, which is essentially a 1 page document stating that if the tenant stops paying rent while still occupying an office space (and refusing to leave), a landlord can take legal action towards the lease holder in a court of law.
If you're like us, most mornings you need coffee, and you need it now. While there are hundreds of places surrounding your NYC office to get a coffee fix, it can be difficult to navigate the sea of cafes that will get your almond milk latte exactly right. From quick on the go cups to cafes perfect for hosting afternoon meetings, here's 8 coffee spots to try if your office is in FiDi
It's 11:58 and you know what time it is -- time to figure out what it is you're going to have for lunch. If you've found yourself constantly clicking the "re-order" button, or going next door for that bodega sandwich again it's time to shake up your routine. Wake up your tastebuds by trying one of these weird dishes that call NYC home.
As you probably know, the commercial real estate market in NYC is hot (and it’s really not great for tenants.) Demand is skyrocketing due to the burst of new businesses on the scene. The problem with this demand in NYC is that there’s no way for building owners to accommodate with supply. In most cities when demand is great, there’s room to build out and expand the city limits (i.e. urban sprawl.) Companies can move farther away from the city center for cheaper rent, which also drives prices down in the city because demand goes down. Makes sense. In NYC, the main problem is there’s no room to build out, and what space does exist is being quickly absorbed by new companies. For example, Chelsea only has 20 million square feet, with only 4.2% currently vacant (this was 6.6% last year, but 2.4% was already leased). In addition, only 168,000 square feet is scheduled to be added this year. The combination of low inventory being taken quickly, with no new space coming on the market means options are lacking and pricing is going to keep going up.
Hollywood might be in LA, but some of the most famous and unforgettable film and TV scenes have been shot in our favorite city. From Holly Golightly's entrance in Breakfast at Tiffany's to the opening scene of Manhattan that makes us fall in love with NYC all over again, we could go on and on about our favorite NYC based movies. Here are 8 great buildings and offices made famous by NYC movie and TV scenes.
If you're like us, most mornings you need coffee, and you need it now. While there are hundreds of places surrounding your NYC office to get a coffee fix, it can be difficult to navigate the sea of cafes that will get your almond milk latte exactly right. From quick on the go cups to cafes perfect for hosting afternoon meetings, here's 8 coffee spots to try if your office is in Chelsea or Flatiron.
This week, we're featuring Wonderfactory and their NYC office as our office space of the week.
This week, we're featuring KitchenSurfing, a service that brings skilled chefs to home kitchens, starting at just $25 per person and their NYC office as our office space of the week.
This week, we're choosing the ?WhatIf! offices in NYC by Mapos architects as our office space of the week. The NYC office is 12,000 sqft (find out how much space your office needs) and was done on a budget of $775,000.
As most New Yorkers will tell you, they typically avoid anything involving Midtown dining and pride themselves on their ability to avoid Times Square for years at a time. However if you have Midtown office space it's unavoidable to eat in what can be the culinary graveyard.
One thing we love is when large companies go all out and get it really right when it comes to office space, especially since we know the impact of office space on company culture. Here's a roundup of some of our favorite, innovative offices around the world of various sizes and in various locations to help you get inspired and motivated to make your office the perfect space for your team.
The commercial real estate market is solidly on the rise, and we’ll be honest with you -- a hot market is not great for tenants.
Everyone knows New York is quickly becoming one of the best places in the world to be a tech company. We thought it would be fun to show where some of those companies have their NYC office space
Start up and technology companies in New York are always looking for shorter term leases than the standard. Unfortunately most landlords are looking for five year plus lease term, which can be hard for a new, growing company. Five years is a lengthy commitment and most either do not have the funds to make that type of deal work or are rightly concerned they will grow out of the space by then. Also, many of these types of companies are looking for loft type, open space, which is commonly found in the Flatiron District. So without further ado here are a few cool Flatiron office space subleases.
This week we are featuring theSkimm for office space of the week. theSkimm is the daily e-mail newsletter that gives you everything you need to start your day. They do the reading for you - across subject lines and party lines - and break it down with fresh editorial content.
This week we are featuring Kettle for office space of the week. Kettle is an independent New York based design firm that works with leading brands to create outstanding interactive experiences. Their office at 180 Varick Street in Soho, which is prime location for technology and design companies.
Today's Office Space of the Week is NYC based Food52. Food52 helps people become better, smarter, happier cooks. Personally, I am a huge fan of the company and am always finding new things to cook up from their site and newsletter--two great places to check out some serious food porn to boot. After reading about their office in a second, you'll see exactly how their space plays into their needs as a company.
Lee & Associates recently published a report on the market for office space in New York City for the previous quarter. The report is rather interesting, but I really enjoyed their map of New York City with relevant statistics. The graphic shows the inventory, vacancy rate, availability rate, and direct asking rate compared to the ten year averages. What does all this mean to the average small business? I will tell you!
Check out our new interactive infographic of Coworking spaces in New York City. If you are interested in learning more, click a space to see additional pictures and more information.