The typical asking rate per listing is in the $10's per square foot per year. The Manhattan submarket is experiencing a decrease in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate decreased $1 per sqft per year. That's a 7% decline in rent.
In the last 90 days, 10 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 posted, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 950 sqft. Most properties in this region are approximately 2 stories. Most buildings in this market were built in 1984 and are Class A.