There’s a new address for companies looking to locate in Brooklyn: 150 52nd Street, situated in Sunset Park, the neighborhood Cushman & Wakefield called one of the 15 coolest in America.
The property occupies 60 percent of the full block, with frontage on four sides. The interior spaces have 17- to 20-foot-ceilings and column-free spaces on the top floor from 6,500 to 7,500 square feet. Contiguous spaces of 85,000 square feet can be made available.
There are 10 loading docks, a drive-in and a 3,000-square-foot common loading dock.
What makes Sunset Park so cool? For 2016 newcomers like the Gap, global advertising giant Publicis Groupe and foodie website Serious Eats, all of which join outfits such as Time Inc., MakerBot, Jacques Torres and Design Within Reach in Sunset Park, it’s the presence of other innovative companies, a desirable location, and a comparatively low price per square foot.
Even the Brooklyn Nets have practice space in the area.
Then there’s the neighborhood itself, with the waterfront rapidly evolving from light-industry and warehouses to New York’s newest creativity hub.
Farther east, its tree-lined streets are filled with affordable housing stock, mainly rowhouses, which provide a refuge for knowledge workers seeking quality of life.
The enclave is named for the west-facing park – bounded by 5th and 7th avenues, 41st and 44th streets – that offers a view of the New York Harbor.
More recent and within a few minutes’ walking distance is Bush Terminal Park, a 22-acre expanse of waterfront, tidal wetlands, ball fields, woods, walkways, and concession stands that opened in 2015.
Sunset Park is hardly remote, with the 36th Street express stop on the D and N trains connecting to the R, which stops at 53rd Street and 4th Avenue. The recently restored B37 bus surface speeds along 3rd Avenue, providing direct access to the Gowanus Whole Foods at 3rd Avenue and 3rd Street and terminating at Barclays Center.
And the city’s proposed Brooklyn-Queens Connector streetcar will originate in Sunset Park and provide easy access to neighborhoods like Dumbo, the Navy Yard and Williamsburg.
Even without the Sunset Park address, 150 52nd Street has much to offer. The owners have commenced a complete infrastructure renovation, which will include new windows, as well as a redesigned entrance and lobby.
With its high ceilings, the building makes the most of its industrial heritage while offering amenities, including 30,000 square feet of reasonably priced parking. With rent in the low $20-per-square-foot range, it’s a desirable combination.
Prospective tenants are invited to contact 150 52nd Street.