Most listings are in the $90's per square foot per year. The Upper East Side region is going through a a boost in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate increased $2 per sqft per year. That's a 2% increase in rent.
Compared to the rest of the New York City market, the Upper East Side submarket has higher rates, and you'll need to pay a premium to be in this hot submarket.
In the last 90 days, 84 listings have been made available, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 6% of the available space in the Upper East Side are subleases, so you will probably need to sign a longer term lease with the landlord directly. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet posted, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 3,870 sqft, there are still 0 office spaces below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this market are approximately 5 stories. Most buildings in this market were built in 1920 and are Class A.
Not much of the real estate is used for commercial space, so it might be hard to find office space. Arts, entertainment, and restaurants are the dominant industries in this region. Most of the occupants of Upper East Side work from home. Commuting between 30 and 45 minutes a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.