Compared to the rest of the New York City market, the East Shore region has higher rates, and you'll have to negotiate above asking rent to be in this hot region.
In the last 90 days, 1 listings have been listed, which means listings are probably going fast. 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 500 sqft. Most properties in this region are close to 2 stories. Most buildings in this area were built in 1952 and are Class A.
Not much of the real estate is used for commercial space, so it might be hard to find office space. Health care is the dominant industry in this region. Most of the folk of East Shore 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.