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LIC Innovation Cluster:

Companies in the innovation economy, especially life sciences and tech, tend to thrive when they locate in clusters. Destination clusters offer proximity to other like-minded companies; access to a large pool of skilled workers; affiliations and partnerships with area universities; and exposure to venture capital. As New York's larger life sciences cluster grows, LIC, with its easy access to existing life sciences assets, is clearly on track to become a key destination. Currently, LIC has three major projects by top life sciences developers scheduled to come online between 2020 and 2022 while more are being planned. Based on the asset availability, our 2018 Life Sciences Feasibility Study concluded that LIC may be the only area in NYC that can accommodate a substantial life sciences cluster that includes spaces for companies at all stages of growth.
 
Check out the In The News section for the latest announcements as LIC's life sciences cluster expands.
 
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PROJECT
DEVELOPER
ADDRESS
SQUARE
FEET
ANTICIPATED 
OPENING
LEASING 
AGENT
CONTACT
Alexandria Center 
Long Island City
Alexandria Real 
Estate Equities
30-02 48th Ave
186,000  
Late 2020    
William Hartman, 
Cushman & Wakefield
william.hartman@cushwake.com 
212-841-7553
Innolabs
King Street 
Properties + GFP
45-18 Court 
Square West
267,000
Early 2021
Bill Harvey, 
Newmark Knight Frank
bharvey@ngkf.com 
212-372-2479
Alexandria Center 
Long Island City 
Building 2
Alexandria Real 
Estate Equities
47-50 30th St
135,000
TBD
Adam Kaufman, ARE
akaufman@are.com 
646-223-3881

LIC is witnessing an emerging life sciences cluster growing within its collaborative mix of tech, media, and advanced manufacturing. Let us welcome you to grow your business here and join our major tenants and employers across industries, including: 3DBio, Altice USA, Brooks Brothers, Boyce Technologies, Inc., Centene, DeppGlass, Doughnut Plant, Estee Lauder, J.Crew/Madewell, JetBlue, Kaufman Astoria Studios, Lady M Confections Co., Ltd., Lyft, Macy's/Bloomingdales, MANA Products, Nouveau Elevator, Silvercup Studios, The New York Times, The Wirecutter, Uber, VaynerMedia, and WeWork.  


Company Spotlight: 

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3DBio Therapeutics is a biologics and bioprinting company with a focus on regenerative medicine that precision-manufactures living tissues (think spinal discs, ear and nose cartilage) to allow replacement of each individual patient’s parts with tissues designed and created specifically for them. Recently, 3DBio began helping COVID-19 response efforts through manufacture of PAPR Devices for medical use under their subsidiary American PAPR​. Dr. Dan Cohen, CEO and Co-founder, moved the company from Ithaca, NY down to Long Island City so he could attract and retain the most talented engineers and scientists in the region. “The commutes were easy from all over the city, even from New Jersey. The space we found was affordable and had the zoning to let us build the lab we needed to grow the company.” 

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