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Lyft signs two-year lease in Long Island City

The ride-share app will take up 5,000 square feet on the fourth floor of the property

September 04, 2014 03:40PM

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From left: the Lyft mustache and the Falchi building in Long Island City

From left: the Lyft mustache and the Falchi building in Long Island City

Ride-sharing app Lyft is moving to Queens.

The start-up is leasing 5,000 square feet at the Falchi Building for the coming two years. The company is moving into the fourth floor of the building, according to Crain’s.

Jamestown — the owner of the 570,000-square-foot property at 31-00 47th Avenue — just like other landlords in emerging markets in the outer boroughs — is increasingly trying to attract technology tenants.

The building used to be a Gimbels department store warehouse.

Earlier this year, Juice Press took office space, providing a juice bar for other tenants in the building. Jamestown has created a small food court for the tenants. [Crain's] – Claire Moses

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