Hugo Neu announced that NYONair, a media brand specializing in helicopter-based aerial content, has opened a 10,000-square-foot storefront at Kearny Point, the innovative 3 million s/f redevelopment of the historic Kearny shipyard. NYONair will house the storefront operations of its FlyNYON arm, through which it offers thrilling “doors-off” helicopter experiences, in its new ground-floor space at Building 78, along with its office operations.
As a company that has made professional aerial photography services accessible to everyone, FlyNYON is an apt representation of the type of growing, next-generation businesses that Kearny Point’s Building 78 has attracted to date. FlyNYON provides a “crowdsourced” aerial experience, offering flights in New York City, Las Vegas, Miami, San Francisco and Los Angeles, where customers can shoot professional-style photos from an open-air, doors-off helicopter. Its parent company, NYONair, also offers its own aerial production services, and licenses high-quality images and fine art prints.
FlyNYON’s new storefront space will serve a dual-purpose: As a lounge for FlyNYON clients waiting to embark on their trip, and as an immersive virtual tour for prospective flyers. Visitors will be able to experience an interactive, virtual-reality-based flight preview, showcasing the sights and sounds of FlyNYON’s unique doors-off experience, which offer expansive city views.
Neu is reinventing Kearny Point as a modern workplace home to a diverse community of pioneering businesses. Building 78, the first building to be redeveloped under its multiphase plan – and now more than 95-percent leased – features creative flex office spaces, along with a co-working facility called Kearny Works. FlyNYON becomes the second retail component of the development, in addition to Dry Dock Bistro, a 2,500-square-foot nouveau American bar and grill.
Building 78 at Kearny Point is home to a wide range of creators, from craft-food artisans to tech trendsetters to filmmakers. The collaborative work environment offers a variety of flexible office options, pre-furnished team offices and a co-working facility known as Kearny Works. The building is also home to a 5,000-square-foot roof deck and lounge, along with a 3,000-square-foot indoor event space, managed by JPO Concepts.
Hugo Neu has brought on a New York-New Jersey brokerage team from Cushman & Wakefield – led by Executive Director Mitch Arkin and Associate Director Dan Johnsen – to market Kearny Point’s second phase, during which Neu will redevelop the former craneway, Building 100, into a technologically advanced creative office environment geared toward larger companies. Building 100 will be complemented by over 25 acres of new open and civic space, including restored native habitat, a continuous waterfront promenade, and a living shoreline.