Lockwood Publications has signed a ten-year lease for 4,500 square feet at 3743 Crescent Street in Long Island City, Queens. Lockwood shares a building currently occupied by the Vespa Queens Piaggio Dealership as well as di Domenico + Partners, Architects and Landscape Architects—the latter having performed the interior design and fit-out of the space. Lockwood has been a family business since 1872 and a niche publisher of several trade and consumer magazines focused on coffee, tea, and tobacco. In moving to Queens, “We wanted to become a part of the thriving community that Long Island City has to offer, and take advantage of the great transportation access to our client base,” according to Robert M. Lockwood, fifth-generation family owner.
The building was renovated and expanded in 2009 to include sustainable and green features such as extensive daylighting, energy-saving systems, water use reduction, and recycled and rapidly renewable materials. Modern Spaces represented the landlord while Lansco was the tenant’s broker. “We’re pleased to welcome the Lockwood Family to the up-and-coming, vibrant Long Island City,” said Andrew Berger, principal of Crescent Green and di Domenico + Partners.