[nycbug-talk] [OT] Office Space

Mikel King mikel.king
Tue Mar 29 20:23:34 EST 2005

alex at pilosoft.com wrote:

>On Tue, 29 Mar 2005, Mikel King wrote:
>>Well this is generally a tough one, because for your $:sqr ft ratio it
>>isn't going to happen anywhere in Manhattan, I mean not for the above
>>mentioned amenities. You'd be better off dropping your rackable gear
>>into a nice colo like 111 eighth ave, where you'll have you genset
>>backup, huge amounts of bandwidth from every major and several minor
>>carriers and oodles of ac too boot. Then you'll be able to rent yourself
>>a nice dirt cheap flat somewhere else that suits your fancy.
>I wouldn't be so pessimistic. I say, "tough but possible". It all depends
>on details. If this request was about a year ago, we could've shared the
>office space/datacenter at 55 Broad (I have 5000 sqft that I'm currently
>subletting to a proprietary trading firm at mid-teens per sqft -
>unfortunately, I couldn't find any tenant back then).
>downtown rents have come down. at my building (55 broad), you can get raw 
>space for low 20s per/sqft, and the building is fairly well lit as far as 
>carriers go. You won't get the genset though. 
Getting a permit to install a genset is next to impossible now. I mean 
after the blackout you'd think things would have loosened up a bit. Yes 
I know it was a bit pessimistic but you have to admit it is an awful lot 
to ask for the $.

Mikel King
Optimized Computer Solutions, INC
39 West Fourteenth Street
Second Floor
New York, NY 10011

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