Most listings are in the $50's per square foot per year. The Bedford-Stuyvesant submarket is going through a decrease in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate fell $8 per sqft per year. That's a 13% decrease in rent.
Compared to the rest of the New York City market, the Bedford-Stuyvesant submarket has lower rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this depreciated region.
In the last 90 days, 14 listings have come on the market, which means new listings most likley are leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet available, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 1,400 sqft. Most properties in this market are around 4 floors. Most buildings in this area were built in 1910 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 walking is the most popular way to get to work amongst Bedford-Stuyvesant occupants. Commuting under 5 minutes a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.