On average, listings lease in the $10's per square foot per year. The Morningside submarket is experiencing a a boost in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate rose $18 per sqft per year.
In the last 90 days, 1 listings have come on the market, which means new availabilities most likley are going fast. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. About 400% of the listings in the Morningside are subleases, so you might be able to sign a shorter term by taking over a previous lease. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet posted, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 380 sqft. Most properties in this market are approximately 2 stories. Most buildings in this area were built in 1971 and are Class B.
Not much of the real estate is used for commercial space, so it might be hard to find office space. Wholesale trade is the dominant industry in this region. Commute by car is the most popular way to get to work amongst Morningside folk. Commuting approximately 20 minutes a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.