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Q. Where is the NYC neighborhood "Soho" located?

A. Soho is a neighborhood in Lower Manhattan and refers to the area South of Houston Street (and bounded by Canal Street to the South, Crosby Street to the East and Sixth Avenue/Avenue of the Americas to the West).  The name was coined by Chester Rapkin, an urban and author of the 1963 South Houston Industrial Report, eponymously referred to as the "Rapkin Report".

December 16, 2014 | Leasing Process FAQ | comment (0)
Q. Where is the NYC neighborhood "Dumbo" located?

A. Legend has it that Jerry Seinfeld may have referred jokingly to Dumbo as “Down Under the Manhattan Bridge” but that New Yorkers arbitrarily added “O” at the end because they did not live in a neighborhood called “Dumb.”The “O” actually means overpass. And no, it can’t possibly be the village of the dumb when it has the highest concentration of tech firms in New York City.  

December 08, 2014 | Leasing Process FAQ | comment (0)
December 5th, 2014 Google and Inc.Magazine host David Sable of Young & Rubicam

https://www.facebook.com/events/281734418703122/ Google and Inc. Magazine sponsored “The future of digital marketing: strategies you need to succeed,” on December 5, 2014 at the Inc. headquarters located in the World Trade Center. Inc. senior writer Christine Lagorio-Chafkin interviewed David Sable about his experiences in marketing and business.

December 05, 2014 | Events & Recaps | comment (0)
December 3rd, 2014 Venture Out New York with Germany

http://www.ventureoutny.com/events/gaccny14 On Wednesday, December 3rd, OLC attended Venture Out New York’s “Hackers & Hefeweizens” gathering the best and brightest German innovators in the startup sphere to meet investors and learn best practices for innovation in New York City. 

December 03, 2014 | Events & Recaps | comment (0)
December 3rd, 2014 Darabi talks about Zady, her Ethical Fashion Brand/E-commerce Site

http://www.meetup.com/Startup-Grind-NYC/events/214762862/ When Soraya Darabi speaks, you wonder if she can play poker. She has a soft, gentle voice and unassuming demeanor. The co-founder of Zady, the “ethically fashioned brand,” was at the Startup Grind last December 3 talking to host Peter Crysdale at the Pivotal Labs in midtown Manhattan.

December 03, 2014 | Events & Recaps | comment (0)

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The fastest way to an emerging tech company’s heart is through its venture capitalist.

Such has been the modus operandi of Jack Petrie, the President of OfficeLeaseCenter.com who has amassed a list of clients that reads like a veritable who’s who of Silicon Alley. He’s found these clients through contacts and clients of his in venture capital.

“I [find] that usually I can connect the dots with a lot of these companies with relationships I have with V.C. firms and people I have met through the community,” said Mr. Petrie, 50.

PulsePoint, Clearspring and Jingle Networks have all found new office space through the aid of Mr. Petrie.

Young firms like Sailthru, a behavioral email marketing service, and GramercyOne, a cloud-based software development firm, recently secured seed money from venture capitalists and tabbed Mr. Petrie to find them 15,000 square feet and 5,000 square feet of office space, respectively.

He helped Amazon expand to 60,000 square feet of space at 1350 Avenue of the Americas this year—and the online retail giant is counting on him for future growth... view more