The typical asking rate per listing is in the $20's per square foot per year. The East Village region is going through a a rise in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate rose $2 per sqft per year. That's a 10% rise in rent.
In the last 90 days, 12 listings have been made available, which means leases are probably leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet available, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 4,660 sqft, there are still 0 leases below 2,000 sqft. Most buildings in this area are around 3 stories. Most buildings in this region were built in 1983 and are Class A.
A large portion of this market is residential, but there's plenty of office_space. Education is the dominant industry in this area. Commute by bike is the most popular way to get to work amongst East Village occupants. Commuting between 30 and 45 minutes a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.