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Muss Development signs New York City School Construction Authority to 19,201-sf lease at Flushing Plaza

 Muss Development LLC, among the largest real estate development companies in New York City, announced today that the New York City School Construction Authority has signed a long-term, 19,201-square-foot lease at the developer’s commercial building, Flushing Plaza, located at 41-61 Kissena Boulevard.

This new location will be utilized to expand the New York City Department of Education’s Public School/ Universal Pre-Kindergarten program in Flushing and is expected to open within the next year. The NYSCA will have their own separate entrance and lobby within Flushing Plaza allowing direct access to the second-floor space.

Muss Development was represented internally in the new transaction by Senior Vice President, Ross Spitalnick. New York City School Construction Authority was represented by Bert Baradarian of the Cornerstone Group.

“Our team continues to strategically select tenants that will be valuable assets to the greater community,” said Jason Muss, President of Muss Development. “Located in the heart of Queens, the new NYSCA location will further enhance the area’s education system.”

41-61 Kissena Boulevard is one of the largest commercial buildings within Flushing, ideally located in a major shopping area in downtown Flushing. Muss acquired the two-story building in 1981, which was converted in 1983 into 267,000 square feet of custom-designed office and retail space, with an additional 43,000-square-foot concourse level reconfigured to house numerous medical offices. The firm has since made several renovations to the building, including adding a separate 30,000-square-foot level of office space to the property and converting the self-parking facility into a valet-attended garage. Most recent upgrades to the property include a newly renovated lobby, elevators and state-of-the-art wiring for telecommunications systems for the offices.

Flushing Plaza is minutes from the Grand Central Parkway, Long Island Expressway and Van Wyck Expressway, and is one block from Main Street, the Long Island Railroad, the 7-subway line and the terminus for 28 bus routes serving Northeast Queens and Nassau County.

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