MySpace NYC’s commercial development department has carved a niche for itself, and people are taking notice. With six of our agents primarily working on commercial rentals across our four offices, we’ve placed some of the most pioneering bars, restaurants, and other businesses in Brooklyn in spaces in up-and-coming neighborhoods — and it’s a joy to see the results.
And our success in matching great businesses with great spaces is leading to exciting new projects like 65 Porter Avenue, the 32,620-square foot warehouse being converted to a retail/office space in East Williamsburg. MySpace NYC was chosen to be the exclusive listing agency for this project which will provide much needed commercial space to this former industrial neighborhood.
As you can tell, we’re really proud of the businesses we’ve been able to help over the years. The following is a look at some of the amazing places we’re glad to have in our neighborhoods.
Colombian-born Ella Schmidt, a former pastry and pasta chef at Il Buco, serves up “real food” based on local, seasonal ingredients and sustainable agriculture. Her family’s love of food remains one of her greatest inspirations — her sister is also a chef, in Bilbao, Spain.
Aita Trattoria (Crown Heights)
This cozy Italian trattoria, the more casual offshoot of the popular Clinton Hill flagship, stands apart from other Italian restaurants in the neighborhood, with its excellent beer selection, friendly and attentive staff, and fresh ingredients.
Butter & Scotch (Crown Heights)
Desserts and drinks? Why didn’t someone think of this before? Smorgasburg bakers Keavy Blueher and Allison Kave teamed up to start a bar one journalist called “a ’50s-style soda shoppe, dipped in whiskey,” where you can get a cupcake with your cocktail.
Bec Brittain (East Williamsburg)
A critically acclaimed lighting designer whose work has been featured in The New York Times, Elle DÉCOR, and Wallpaper, Brittain opened her own studio in 2011 in East Williamsburg. Though her quirky SHY lights garner the most attention, her design extends to everything from jewelry to vanity mirrors to bottle openers.
This place is everything you need to thrive in Bushwick — a dive bar, a music venue, and a sort of American bar food-meets-Mexican restaurant where you can get everything from a burger to a kale salad to a very popular queso.
Sara Villard and Vashti Windish, former managers at Beacon’s Closet, founded this carefully curated Bushwick vintage shop that also features new clothes from independent designers. As musicians and artists themselves, the draw inspiration from their peers and even use them as models.
This upcoming Bushwick expansion of the popular Crown Heights izakaya and bar is going to be a doozy, with even more ramen, yakitori, inventive bar snacks and a small beer garden out back. We can’t wait!