The co,,unity organization that works with AIDs victims, ASCNYC, has opened new and expanded “Midtown Central” facilities in Herald Square.
The group has moved its administrative offices and program services from its former location near Union Square. The move was brokered by Savills Studley, the leading global commercial real estate services firm.
ASCNYC’s new offices at 64 W 35th Street consist of two floors featuring state-of-the-art offices.
“We are thrilled about our move to an expanded, custom-designed space in the hub of Herald Square,” said ASCNYC Executive Director and CEO, Sharen I. Duke. “This convenient new site was thoughtfully designed to provide even more effective and welcoming services for the thousands of people who turn to us for help each year. The move coincides with a period of major expansion as ASCNYC begins its second quarter-century of cutting-edge services.”
The Manhattan Borough President’s Office and New York City Council allocated over $900,000 to make the move possible.
In a well-attended ground-breaking ceremony in late 2014, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer noted, “Too often, the social services must work in offices that do not match the caliber of their care and service. This is a wonderful opportunity to make sure ASCNYC can serve New Yorkers in a beautiful space that reflects the quality of its work.”
The 23,896 s/f space was secured by Savills Studley Executive Managing Director, Marc Shapses; custom-designed by architect Murray Levi; and built-out by contractor Toma Krasniqi.
“ASCNYC had a clear vision regarding what they wanted from their new facilities. After looking at various locations all throughout Manhattan, 64 West 35th Street in Herald Square was the perfect fit, offering ASCNYC their own private entrance to the best location, space, and amenities in line with their long term goals” said Shapses.
“We are proud to have designed new offices that complement the character and support the mission of this very special organization,” said architect Murray Levi.