Most listings are in the $60's per square foot per year. The East Village region is experiencing a a boost in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate went up $65 per sqft per year.
Compared to the rest of the New York City market, the East Village submarket has smaller rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this discounted region.
In the last 90 days, 2 listings have been posted online, which means office spaces are probably leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. About 250% of the listings in the East Village are subleases, so you might be able to snag a great spot on a short term. 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 2,500 sqft. Most buildings in this market are close to 5 floors. Most buildings in this market were built in 1900 and are Class C.
Not much of the real estate is used for commercial space, so it might be hard to find office space. Utilities is the dominant industry in this region. Commute by walking is the most popular way to get to work amongst East Village residents. Commuting more than an hour and a half a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.