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1697 Broadway

Theater District, New York, NY
Total Size
96,067 sqft
Lot Size
17,527 sqft
Year Constructed
Year Renovated
Building Class
LEED Certification
Number of Buildings
Close Public Transit
B,C,E,1,2,N,Q, R Subway Line


Lobby Attendant

About 1697 Broadway

The landmark building occupying the plot at 1697 Broadway, Midtown, New York, NY 10019 was built in 1927 and renovated in 1935 to become the famous theatre and commercial office building we know today as the Ed Sullivan Theatre and the venue for the Late Show with David Letterman. New media companies hoping to rent office space in a building steeped in radio and television history couldn’t wish for a better address.

1697 Broadway, New York, NY 10019 is located just three blocks from subway lines B,C,E,1,2,N,Q and R. Now in stable institutional ownership, the building boasts newly renovated corridors, a 24-hour attended lobby and high ceilings.

Office units are bright and modern loft spaces with open areas featuring bullpen installation, individual offices and natural light. Units at 1697 Broadway, New York, benefit from tenant controlled air-conditioning, a kitchen, elegant furnishings and electric at $3 PSF.

Located between West 53rd and West 54th in Manhattan’s Theatre District, the building is home to one of New York’s most beloved radio and television studios.

The brownstone facade with applied masonry sports a neo-gothic style and a cheerful blue awning with the Ed Sullivan Theatre name in neon letters above the entrance.

Companies at 1697 Broadway

Late Show with David Letterman
Ed Sullivan Theater

Internet Providers for 1697 Broadway

Provider Technology Max Download Speed Max Upload Speed
Verizon New York Fiber
1 Gb/s
25 Mb/s
Time Warner Cable Cable
100 Mb/s
6 Mb/s
MegaPath DSL
50 Mb/s
50 Mb/s

The Neighborhood: Theater District

Most listings are in the $80's per square foot per year. The Theater District region is seeing a decrease in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate fell $20 per sqft per year. That's a 20% decrease in rent.

Compared to the rest of the New York City market, the Theater District submarket has more expensive rates, and you'll have to negotiate above asking rent to be in this hot region.

Median Rate Median Size
Theater District $83
Median Rate Median Size
New York City $65

Median Rate over Time in Theater District