Cushman & Wakefield commences leasing program of creative pre-built ‘small space program’ at 22-15 43rd Ave (Lion Match Building)

Cushman & Wakefield’s Joe Grotto & Edward Kent are pleased to announce the completion of it’s new pre-built “small space” program at the Lion Match Building located at 22-15 43rd Avenue. The property is the former home of the historic Lion Match Company and was converted into a boutique commercial office & retail building in the early 2000’s. The convenient building offers a rare opportunity to lease built office space in the Court Square submarket of Long Island City with proximity to both the Queensboro Plaza and Court Square Transportation hubs.

The Lion Match Building boasts large windows on 4 sides with ceiling heights of 12’ slab to slab and access to a full service drive-up freight elevator that unloads on to the floors. The building has undergone substantial base building work including brand new common corridors and new men’s / women’s rooms. The pre-built program includes two (1,371 RSF) creative units that are built out with Modern LED Lighting, New Tenant Controlled HVAC System, Cat 6 Wiring Distribution, Pre-Wired for RCN High Speed Fiber Internet / Phone Connection. The spaces can appeal to a variety of tenants from Architecture, Technology, Production, Professional Service and Not-for-Profits. For tenants that qualify the building can provide several Long Island City Incentives including the REAP, CRP and Energy Assistance Program. For larger tenants the Landlord has available a bright 6,348 RSF corner unit which is in a raw condition.

The Landlord is also offering a 1,623 SF retail unit with a glass storefront along 23rd street and the #7 subway line just 3 blocks from the Citigroup building where Amazon has publicly announced it is taking approximately 1 million square feet. The ground floor space allows great frontage and is across the street from several major residential and commercial developments. The space is in a clean shell condition and presents an excellent opportunity for a service oriented store, fitness studio, coffee shop and ground floor office use. If you are interested in further information please call Edward Kent at 212-318-9772 or email at or his partner Joe Grotto at 212-318-9727 or email at

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