New York City Office Space Guide
One of the most important nodes in the global economic system, New York City is the most populous city in the US, with over 8 million people in residence, and after Tokyo is the second-largest city economy on the world.
This is a lively modern metropolis with historic roots – culturally diverse and a significant player in sectors such as finance, media, advertising, research, technology and commerce. It is a highly attractive city for business, capital investment and tourism. A large number of International corporations have their headquarters here, including 45 of the Fortune 500 companies, and the financial services industry accounts for more than a third of the city's employment income.
A Guide to Business Districts in New York City
Manhattan has over 350 million square feet of office space, and Midtown is the largest Central Business District in the United States. There is a tremendous variety of office space available throughout the city, in a range of configurations to suit your specific requirements. There are several major business districts which may be worth examining when searching for suitable office space for your business.
Chelsea is a primarily residential neighborhood on the West Side of Manhattan, with many rows of stylish and historically significant townhouses and tenements. The area has a culturally rich and diverse demographic, and this variety is reflected in the numerous retail businesses that have made their home here. The area features a large number of roomy loft spaces which provide large and airy workspaces to suit creative companies, and the area is home to many visual artists.
Midtown Manhattan is home to many landmark buildings, including the Chrysler Building and the Empire State Building. This is New York's largest Central Business District, and the busiest in the whole of the United States. The area is filled with office blocks, apartment blocks and hotels, as well as a huge number of retail stores. This area also has a growing reputation as a center for finance. This is particularly sought-after district for office space, and a large selection of office solutions is available to suit any kind of business.
Greenwich Village is a large, mostly residential neighborhood on the west of Lower Manhattan. This historic and culturally rich area was once home to a large community of artists, writers and musicians such as Jackson Pollock, Jimi Hendrix and William Burroughs. Currently, mostly as a result of increased rents, this now highly gentrified district is home to major celebrities and the very wealthy. This is a highly prestigious location, offering very stylish loft-based office accommodation as well as entire floors of historic office buildings dating from the early twentieth century.
The Theatre District is home to most of the Broadway theatres, along with a great selection of movie theatres, hotels, restaurants, bars and of course the world famous Times Square. This is a buzzing neighborhood in the center of the action, with numerous prestigious office buildings providing fully serviced executive suites and other office solutions to suit a range of business types.
Tribeca is a historic and lively area of Lower Manhatten, and is home to Silicon Alley, an area popular with new media and Internet companies. The area was formerly industrial, but has since become one of America's most desirable residential neighborhoods, with many former industrial buildings having been converted into stylish loft spaces, providing ideal office space for creative companies.
Wall Street is the hub for finance in New York City, home of the New York Stock Exchange and the NASDAQ, two of the largest stock exchanges in the world. The area is primarily office buildings – until the 1970s the area had under 1000 residents, but gradually things have changed, and a number of office buildings have been converted into residential apartments. The area is now also home to many upscale retail stores. This is a highly prestigious office location, ideal for businesses in the financial sector.
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