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45 Main Street

DUMBO

New York, NY 11201

  • 655 - 11,080 sqft
  • inquire for pricing

Building Details

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  • Walk Score®98
  • Year Built1912

Located in DUMBO, 45 Main Street is one of the premier office space properties in all of Brooklyn. The 12-floor, 4750,000 square foot building was built in 1912 and is currently owned by Two Trees Management. Recent improvements to the building were meant to appeal to modern, up-and-coming businesses in the media, technology, and advertising industries.

Availabilities range from small suites to whole floor, 10,000+ square foot leases. All leases feature fully customizable floor plans, and negotiable options for long-term or flexible lease terms. The building features incredible views of Lower Manhattan and the Manhattan Bridge, and is a short walk from the East River and Brooklyn Bridge Park. The building also has four passenger elevators and a freight elevator.

The main tenant in 45 Main Street is creative agency Huge, who rents out 80,000 square feet. Other notable tenants include Tunecore, SongKick, Now What, SmallPlanet Digital, and Quip. Ground-floor retail tenants include Sweetgreen, Rodd & Gunn, and BoConcept.

Commuting to and from DUMBO is easy. 45 Main Street is a short walk from the F train (York Street), the A/C trains (High Street), and the East River Ferry. The 2, 3, 4, 5, and R trains are also all less than a mile walk away from 45 Main, along with several Citibike docks.

There’s no shortage of places to eat and drink in DUMBO. Popular locations include Brooklyn Roasting Company, Shake Shack, Juliana’s, Superfine, Grimaldi’s, DUMBO House, Sugarcane Raw Bar and Grill, and Bread & Spread.

If you’re interested in 45 Main Street or exploring more options in DUMBO, don’t wait to request a tour! SquareFoot works closely with Two Trees and hundreds of other landlords in NYC, specializing in helping businesses find the right office space for their needs.

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  • Availability

    UnitSizePriceInquire
    4th Floor - Suite 403655 sqftInquire for pricing
    10th Floor - Suite 10101,173 sqftInquire for pricing
    5th Floor - Suite 5041,448 sqftInquire for pricing
    6th Floor - Suite 6043,450 sqftInquire for pricing
    6th Floor - Suite 60211,080 sqftInquire for pricing
    • 0.01 mi🥘Miso Sushi
    • 0.04 mi🚗private parking lot
    • 0.07 mi🥘Front Street Pizza
    • 0.1 mi🌲Fulton Ferry Historic District
    • 0.11 mi🌲Brooklyn Anchorage Plaza
    • 0.12 mi🚗private parking lot
    • 0.12 mi💪DUMBO Boulders outdoors climbing
    • 0.13 mi🥘Grimaldi's Pizzeria
    • 0.15 mi🥘Juliana's
    • 0.17 mi🥘7 Old Fulton
    • 0.18 mi🥘Shake Shack
    • 0.2 mi☕️Bridge Fresh
    • 0.21 mi🚗MPG
    • 0.21 mi🥘Dumbo Kitchen
    • 0.22 mi🥘Pedro's
    • 0.22 mi🥘The River Café
    • 0.23 mi☕️Tutt Café
    • 0.23 mi🥘Henry's End
    • 0.23 mi🚇FYork Street
    • 0.23 mi🥘Asya
    • 0.24 mi🚗Park Kwik
    • 0.24 mi☕️Cranberrry's
    • 0.24 mi🍺Brooklyn Heights Wine Bar
    • 0.24 mi🚇ACHigh Street
    • 0.25 mi🍺Jack The Horse Tavern
    • 0.27 mi🥘Great Wall
    • 0.27 mi🍺Henry Street Ale House
    • 0.3 mi🥘Sociale
    • 0.31 mi🥘Kogane Ramen
    • 0.33 mi🥘Los Papi's
    • 0.33 mi🌲Fruit Street Sitting Area
    • 0.33 mi☕️Plymouth Cafe
    • 0.34 mi🥘Park Plaza Diner
    • 0.39 mi💪Eastern Athletics
    • 0.39 mi🚇23Clark Street
    • 0.4 mi🥘Ozu
    • 0.4 mi🥘Clark's Restaurant
    • 0.4 mi☕️Tazza
    • 0.4 mi🚗Sunny

    Neighborhood

    DUMBO

    SquareFoot's Brooklyn and Long Island City market report

    DUMBO, short for Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass, has come a long way since its start as a ferry landing and industrial and manufacturing hub. Today, it is Brooklyn’s most expensive residential and commercial real estate market. DUMBO’s brick & beam industrial, loft-style warehouses have evolved into much more than low-cost alternatives to Manhattan office space, and are now home to a large number of tech companies, startups, ad agencies, art galleries, coworking stations, and startup incubators.

     

    DUMBO Office Space for Rent | By the Numbers

    Direct LeaseOffice SubleaseVacancy
    $65/sf$44/sf30%

     

    Office Space | DUMBO Lease Data & Trends

    There is more than 3 million square feet of office space in DUMBO, with an additional 13 million square feet in nearby Downtown Brooklyn and that number is expected to grow with several new construction projects totaling more than 1 million square feet already underway. Based on 2018 office space lease data, DUMBO office space rents for around $65 per square foot on average. The sublease market offers more favorable prices, with an average asking rent of $44 per square foot. Despite the lower price, subleases can present challenges and aren’t for every business. It’s important to consider your options before making any financial commitments.

    At $65 per square foot, DUMBO office space rents are on average higher than those in Lower Manhattan and the Financial District, and the area near Grand Central Station. Businesses looking for lower rates may want to look in Long Island City, the Brooklyn Navy Yard/Flushing Avenue Corridor, Downtown Brooklyn, or Sunset Park.

    Some of the most popular buildings for leasing DUMBO office space include 45 Main Street (spaces ranging from 200 to 10,000+ square feet), 81 Prospect Street, 68 Jay Street, and 55 Prospect Street (spaces ranging from 1,000 to 26,000 square feet).

     

    DUMBO Office Space | Ideal for Creatives, Marketers, Startups, and More

    Though no longer a warehouse neighborhood, DUMBO’s large, open floor plans made it a hotbed for tech startups. One of the neighborhood’s first tenants was Huge Inc., a creative ad agency, which moved in 1999. Now, DUMBO is considered the center of the Brooklyn Tech Triangle, and is also home to Etsy, West Elm, Amplify, Big Spaceship, Red Antler, Gothamist, and many other fast-growing companies. DUMBO’s vibrant tech community also includes startup incubators such as the DUMBO Startup Lab, Green Desk, and the NYU-Poly DUMBO incubator.

    DUMBO is also a short walk from Downtown Brooklyn, the King’s County Supreme Court, Surrogate’s Court, and Family Court, as well as the Brooklyn District Attorney’s office.

    photograph of a DUMBO sign

     

    What Our Brokers Say About DUMBO Office Space for Rent

    DUMBO is an ideal location for technology startups, marketing, advertising, and creative agencies, and any law firm or advocacy group that wants to be near the Brooklyn courthouses. The borough is home to 800,000 people ages 25-44, representing a massive young talent pool for employers to recruit from. DUMBO office spaces come in all shapes and sizes, from short-term flexible leases to technology firm 2U’s signing of a 79,000 square foot space in early 2017 and Brooklyn Lab Charter School signing a five-year lease at 77 Sands Street to occupy 75,228 square feet of space.

    The neighborhood is easily accessible by train, bus, bike, or ferry, and a move from Manhattan can save your Brooklyn-based employees significant time on their commute. Once in the neighborhood, you’re in a safe, walkable area full of restaurants, coffee shops, and bars, which is perfect for lunch, happy hour, meetings, client meetings, networking, or socializing. Our team loves the Brooklyn Roasting Company, FEED, Design Cafe Usagi, Olympia Wine Bar, 68 Jay Street, Randolph Beer, and SUGARCANE.

     

    DUMBO Neighborhood History

    DUMBO was originally known as Fulton Landing, and was a popular ferry stop before the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge. The neighborhood’s warehouses and factories made machinery, cardboard boxes, paint, sugar, coffee, and scrubbing pads. As the area became deindustrialized, DUMBO was primarily residential, and its cheap rent and  loft-style buildings were popular among artists.

    In the 1980s, much of DUMBO was purchased by David Walentas and his company Two Trees Management, which drove the shift toward an upscale residential and commercial neighborhood, full of art galleries, restaurants, and high-growth businesses. DUMBO was marked a historic district in 2007, with 95 buildings receiving similar designation.

    photo of the manhattan bridge from DUMBO

     

    Getting to, From, and Around DUMBO

    DUMBO is incredibly walkable, and has several nearby public transit options. Commuters can take the A, C, or F trains, B25, B67, or B69 buses. The 2, 3, 4, 5, and R trains also stop within walking distance.

    While biking along the Brooklyn Promenade or Brooklyn Bridge Park can be delightful, DUMBO’s numerous cobblestone streets make for a bouncy ride. Those who can tolerate it do have access to nearly a dozen CitiBike docs. If you ride your own bike to work, we do not recommend leaving it locked outside.

    Car commuters can reach DUMBO by crossing the Manhattan or Brooklyn Bridges, or taking the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway (278). Parking is limited, and lots are comparable in price to Manhattan. We recommend public transit or bicycle when possible.

    Outdoor Space and Greenery

    One of the best parts about opening a new office in DUMBO is the access to the nearby green spaces. Between Brooklyn Bridge Park, Main Street Park, and Cadman Plaza, there’s dozens of quiet space to unwind, take in views, or work while outside the office.

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