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