NEWS & PRESS

  • Life in Long Island City, the Country’s Fastest-Growing Neighborhood

    When I was first going to Long Island City, 20 years ago, people would ask, ‘Will you be back tonight?’ ” says Amanda Burden, who directed city planning under Mayor Bloomberg and is at least partly responsible for the startling ...

  • NYC’s next wave of dynasties

    New York City has a long, storied tradition of families shaping its skyline. Family-run businesses like the LeFrak Organization, Tishman Speyer, Rudin Management and the Durst Organization are local legends, known for taking on major development projects and holding on ...

  • Long Island City is undergoing a development boom

    NEW YORK (FOX 5 NEWS) - Whichever way you turn in Long Island City, avoiding the sight of construction is nearly impossible. "A sense of place is what makes people actually want to live somewhere," said Justin Elghanayan, the president ...

  • iPark opens at 43-25 Hunter Street

    iPark opens at 43-25 Hunter Street iPark has opened at Rockrose's Hayden building at 43-25 Hunter Street. Signage appeared on the street earlier in the week, as seen in the photo below. Earlier in the month, construction crews did a ...

  • National consulting firm Bates White inks deal for new D.C. office

    Economic consulting firm Bates White LLC will shift its D.C. headquarters within the central business district early next year from Franklin Square to the newly expanded and renovated Alexander Court. The national firm, which has called 1300 Eye St. NW ...

  • Italian restaurant with focus on pizza opens on Jackson Avenue

    An Italian restaurant that focuses heavily on pizza opened its doors yesterday in the Court Square section of Long Island City. Levante, located at 26-21 Jackson Avenue, serves pizza cooked at high temperatures in a wood burning oven as well ...

  • Long Island City Survey Finds Neighborhood Is Hungry for More Restaurants

    Apparently Long Island City is craving more new restaurants. Development group Long Island City Partnership found that 19 percent of the more than 1,300 surveyed residents consider restaurants one of three top pressing needs in the neighborhood, with more than ...

  • Survey Finds LIC Residents Want More Places To Shop

    As nationwide retail sales fell for a second month, there's one neighborhood in Queens where it appears demand for more retailers is on the rise. Our Gene Apodaca has more on this new survey.The Toby's Estate Coffee Roasters, which has ...

  • As opening nears, a look inside 27-26 Jackson Avenue, future home of ‘Sapps’

    Last week, we reported that permanent signage had appeared at the future home of Japanese eatery "Sapps" at 27-26 Jackson Avenue.1 "We're looking at a late August or September opening," owner Shih Lee said to The Court Square Blog. Lee ...

  • Long Island City sees burst of new apartment towers, but restaurants fail to keep pace

    Developers are adding rental units in Long Island City at a blistering pace, but retail space for new restaurants is not keeping up, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal. Numerous rental towers have already come online, and ...

  • In a Sea of New Apartments in Long Island City, Restaurants Remain in

    Dining options take top spot as the type of brick-and-mortar retail most needed, according to survey. Residents and workers in Long Island City are hungry for more dining options, a recent study showed. Restaurants took the top spot as the ...

  • Uniqlo opening pop-up store in downtown D.C.

    Uniqlo, the super popular Japanese fast-fashion retailer, is finally landing in D.C. proper. The retailer has signed a lease to do a temporary location at 1090 F St. NW in Penn Quarter, which was formerly home to an American Apparel ...

  • Independent pharmacy to open in Court Square in early 2018

    An independent drug store is opening in the Court Square section of Long Island City, in an area that residents claim lacks stores offering basic necessities. City Chemist, a drugstore with locations in Brooklyn and Long Island, will open a 5,200 ...

  • Checking in on Long Island City’s 54-story rental tower by Rockrose

    The redevelopment of the Eagle Electric warehouse in Long Island City has made significant progress since the residential building broke ground early last year. New construction site photos by NyConstructionPhoto reveal that the 54-story skyscraper has since topped out, and is currently being ...

  • Indie Food & Wine restaurateur coming to Linc LIC at 43-10 Crescent Street

    Restaurateur Shaunna Sargent, Director of Operations at Indie Food & Wine in Lincoln Center, will be opening a restaurant in the northern retail space at Linc LIC, 43-10 Crescent Street, The Court Square Blog has learned. The source spoke on ...

  • Book Culture to Open New Store in Long Island City

    Book Culture on West 112th Street. Book Culture on West 112th Street.DNAinfo/Emily FrostCOURT SQUARE — Book Culture, a popular book store with three locations on the Upper West Side, will open its first shop outside of Manhattan in Long Island City, ...

  • Long Island City Grows Ever Skyward

    Justin Elghanayan stood on a roof, gazing at a forest of half-built towers. "For a long time this neighborhood was about what will be," said Mr. Elghanayan, the president of Rockrose Development, "and now I think it's about what is." ...

  • Rockrose lands $255M in construction financing for 790-unit LIC tower

    Rockrose Development secured $255 million in construction financing for its planned 54-story apartment tower at the former Eagle Electric building in Long Island City. Bank of America provided the loan for the site at 43-22 Queens Street in the Queens ...

  • Toby’s Estate Coffee featured in Interior Design Magazine

    Toby’s Estate Coffee, located at 26-25 Jackson Avenue, has been featured in Interior Design Magazine’s “International Top 10 Coffee Shops” coverage. “The site’s 40-foot-high ceilings allow wagon-wheel chandeliers to descend through exposed timber joists, illuminating a statuary marble counter and ...

  • The Power 100

    Rockrose Development Corp. spent 2016 continuing its transformation of Long Island City, Queens.  The 51-story Hayden, the tallest residential building in Queens and the largest 80/20 project outside of Manhattan, began leasing its 974 luxury apartments, the beginning of a transformation ...

  • Full Reveal: 26-19 Jackson Avenue

    We last checked in on 26-19 Jackson Avenue in March when we peeked inside at construction going on at the former site of See.Me art gallery. Last week, construction crews took down the sidewalk shed, revealing the new interior of the space, ...

  • Rockrose, Spitzer land anchor tenant at Alexander Court in downtown D.C.

    Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP has officially signed on as anchor tenant at Alexander Court, the multimillion-dollar renovation and combination of two downtown D.C. office buildings, after months of speculation of a deal in the works. The law firm's D.C. ...

  • Toby’s Estate to open Court Square cafe tomorrow

    A Brooklyn-based coffee chain is opening its first Queens storefront in Long Island City tomorrow. Toby’s Estate, a local chain with four other locations throughout the city, will open its fifth cafe at 26-25 Jackson Avenue tomorrow morning, offering a ...

  • Checking in at 26-21 Jackson Avenue, future home of Levante

    The last time we checked in at 26-21 Jackson Avenue was in September, when construction crews had just put up a plywood fence on site. When we stopped by last week, we saw that workers were installing windows on the second ...

  • 54-Story, 790-Unit Eagle Electric Redevelopment Rises To 18th Floor At 43-22 Queens Street

    Construction is now 18 stories above street level on the 54-story, 790-unit residential project under development at 43-22 Queens Street, in the Court Square/Queens Plaza section of Long Island City. Progress on the structure can be seen thanks to photos ...

  • The Hayden, Building Review

    When this project, which is known as The Hayden, at 43-25 Hunter Street near Court Square in Long Island City was first announced in 2013 by Rockrose Development, it was planned as the tallest building in Queens. When it was ...

  • ROCKROSE DEVELOPMENT SCORES $65M LOAN FOR WEST VILLAGE RENTAL

    The Singer & Bassuk Organization (SBO) has once again represented Rockrose Development Corporation and arranged a $65 million mortgage refinance loan for a West Village rental building located at 100 Jane Street. The loan, which was provided by Wells Fargo, ...

  • Power 100

    Henry & Justin Elghanayan as #88 on Commercial Observer's Power 100 List Shortly I took over at Commercial Observer last fall, I got the first email on this subject: “When are you taking submissions for the Power 100?” There have ...

  • LIC to get Toby’s Estate Coffee, new eateries

    Long Island City has long been in a retail rut, as leasing fails to keep pace with the construction of residential towers in areas such as Court Square. But there now appear to be changes on the horizon. Rockrose Development ...

  • Brooklyn Fare to open in West Village

    Brooklyn Fare, the grocery store with Brooklyn's only three Michelin-starred restaurant at its Downtown Brooklyn location, has signed a lease in the West Village. This will be its third store in New York City and second Manhattan location. The store ...

  • Queens: The land of mega projects

    Please see article attached featuring Rockrose as the #1 most active developer in Queens. 

  • Fantasy Sports Platform Inks Deal at 300 Park Avenue South

    Daily fantasy sports platform FanDuel is increasing by 32,000 square feet in its Midtown South move to 300 Park Avenue South, according to The Real Deal. The gaming site, which compresses fantasy sports seasons typically into a single game per ...

  • Rockrose acquires Hudson Yards development site

    Rockrose Development has purchased a 19,475-square-foot commercial development site near Hudson Yards, bringing to completion a decade-long plan to acquire an entire block on the Far West Side. The acquisition of the site, at 528-534 West 39th Street, paves the ...

  • Rockrose receives $270M loan for LIC apartment complex

    Rockrose Development Corp. has completed a $270 million construction financing for its 974-unit 80/20 rental apartment tower complex at 43-25 Hunter Street in the Court Square section of Long Island City, Queens. Rockrose negotiated directly with the lead bank lender, ...

  • Long Island City: 7 Reasons to Love it

    To those unfamiliar with Long Island City, believe the hype (or almost all of it, anyway). The westernmost neighborhood in Queens (read: closest to Manhattan) has a real community feel, lots of apartments with water views, and enough amenities to ...

  • New York's Rockrose makes a less labor-intensive buy in downtown D.C.

    New York City-based Rockrose Development Corp. has made another high-profile addition to its portfolio of high-end Washington office buildings, but this one won't require nearly as much work as some of its past projects. Rockrose closed last week on its $40.5 million ...

  • ROCKROSE TO CROWN PAS BUILDING WITH ROOFTOP TERRACE

    Rockrose Development Corp. will add a landscaped rooftop terrace as a tenant amenity at its 300 Park Avenue office building in Midtown South. The roof terrace, designed by Murdock Solon Architects, will encircle a three-skylight array that illuminates the building's ...

  • New Look: Roof Deck For A Century-Old Office Building At 300 Park Avenue South

    The 1911 Beaux Arts office building at 300 Park Avenue South is getting a swanky new roof deck in time for next spring, according to reps from owner Rockrose Development. Murdock Solon Architects is designing the terrace, which will include ...

  • Rockrose Inks 3 Leases at 1776 Eye

    WASHINGTON, DC—Rockrose Development Corp. has completed three leases at 1776 Eye Street, NW. It has signed two long-term leases with new tenants and expanded space for an existing firm in the building. Steward Partners Global Advisory will occupy 10,000 square ...

  • Rockrose Signs Three Lease Transactions in Downtown Washington, DC

    Rockrose Development Corp. announced today that it has completed three office lease transactions at 1776 Eye Street NW. Rockrose signed two new long-term office leases with Steward Partners Global Advisory and the Federalist Society at the property and expanded its ...

  • State set to provide $270M in financing for Rockrose LIC tower

    New York state housing officials are getting ready to provide $270 million in financing for Rockrose Development's 974-unit rental project in Long Island City. "Historically, you haven't seen a lot of 80/20 in the outer boroughs," Rockrose President Justin Elghanayan ...

  • Rockrose Moves Into Its Madison Square Park Building

    Rockrose Development Corp. has moved its offices to a commercial condominium the developer owns along Madison Square Park, Rockrose President Justin Elghanayan told Commercial Observer. Gerner Kronick + Valcarcel, Architects designed the new space. "The office has exposed ceilings, looks ...

  • Revealed: 43-22 Queens Street, 54-Story Eagle Electric Conversion and Expansion in Long Island City

    Last July, YIMBY posted about the first permits for a major new tower coming to 43-22 Queens Street, in Long Island City. Now, we have the reveal for the 54-story project, designed by SLCE. Rockrose is developing the site, and DOB filings indicate ...

  • Condos Coming to NYC’s Long Island City After Rental Boom

    After nine years of working on apartment developments in New York's red-hot Brooklyn, Sam Charney has moved on to a new mission, in a different borough. Charney, with partner Ascent Development, is building condominiums in the rental-saturated neighborhood of Long ...

  • Lonely Planet Names Queens The Top U.S. Destination To Visit In 2015

    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Forget Brooklyn and Manhattan. The Lonely Planet has declared Queens the number one place in the U.S. to visit next year. "With microbreweries springing up, new boutique hotels, a reinvented seaside at Rockaway, a world-class art ...

  • Lincoln Square gets a new owner — and a new lease on life

    Latham & Watkins LLP has signed on for another 15 years at Lincoln Square, a roughly 422,400-square-foot trophy building near Metro Center, but it won't be paying another dime in rent to the company that has owned 555 11th St. ...

  • Inside the LOT LIC Music & Film Series

    Watch below as Stacey Bell from NBC New York interviews Petrit Pula, the producer for The LOT LIC Music & Film Series. 

  • Rockrose’s jumbo rental building in Court Square fully leased

    Rockrose Development's Linc LIC — the 709-unit, 42-story rental in Long Island City — is fully leased. It's the first building of this scale to be fully leased in the area, Rockrose President Justin Elghanayan told The Real Deal. It ...

  • Lot LIC film, music event on tap

    Part of the downtown music scene will move from Manhattan to a spot of land in Long Island City starting next month. Petrit Pula, founder of the Brasil Summerfest, is producing The LOT LIC Music & Film Series that kicks ...

  • Rockrose Files Permits for 43-22 Queens Street

    The first permits are up for another major residential development in Long Island City at 43-22 Queens Street, in Court Square, which is the site of the former Eagle Electric building. Rockrose is developing, and SLCE is the architect of ...

  • Rockrose Prepares for LIC Music and Film Series

    Two festival producers with years of experience are joining with M. Wells Steakhouse to bring music, film and food to an empty lot next to the chop house on fifteen nights during what organizers are calling “The Lot LIC Music ...

  • Inside a To-Be-Converted Long Island City Warehouse

    A tide of residential development continues to wash over Long Island City. In the past year, it has reached into the furthest depths of this former industrial stronghold, pushing east of Jackson Avenue to the very edge of the Sunnyside ...

  • At M. Wells Steakhouse in LIC, Too Much is Just Enough

    At some point during the nearly 30 minutes spent waiting for a repeat order ofHugue Dufour's gargantuan foie gras-stuffed gnocchi, the diners in my party realized we were reaching our limit. Bulbous and burnished, the mashed potato filling surrounding creamy liver ...

  • LIC tower lands gourmet grocer

    Just days before the first tenants are scheduled to move into the 42-story, 709-unit residential tower known as Linc LIC in Long Island City, Queens, owner Rockrose Development has nabbed a gourmet ground-floor tenant. Food Cellar, a natural-foods supermarket based ...

  • The LIC Market Review

    LIC Market is a delightful Brooklynish bistro housed in the heart of LIC, serving splendid casual New American fare. Fresh flavors are the name of the game here where their produce is generally sourced locally and menu is seasonally inspired. ...

  • Obsidian Analysis Takes 15,953 SF at 1776 Eye St.

    WASHINGTON, DC-Rockrose Development has signed a tenant for 1776 Eye St., a building that has recently undergone a major design upgrade. The tenant isObsidian Analysis and the lease is for 15,953 square feet. But Rockrose says it isn't done yet. ...

  • Queen of Hearts

    Please see article attached where the Post outlines the many great amenity rich buildings that are in Long Island City. People are making it their new home because of all the in building perks as well as the neighborhood offerings. ...

  • Long Island City is a Rising Star in Real Estate

    When Eric Benaim began brokering apartments in Long Island City, back in 2006, convincing people to move there required imagination. "I had to paint a picture of what this neighborhood would eventually be like," he says, recalling how desolate it ...

  • Newest link in the M. Wells chain shines in LIC

    They could have gone anywhere, after the adulation their previous ventures received, but Hugue Dufour and Sarah Obraitis stayed loyal to Queens. Their original rundown diner may have been just what they were looking for at the time. Their next ...

  • More than just a Steakhouse

    Please read attached article of Boro Magazine's glowing review of M. Wells steakhouse, by Bradley Hawks.

  • M.Wells

    M. Wells Steakhouse now open in Long Island City.

  • Food Cellar to Open a Second Location

    Rockrose Development has signed upscale grocery store Food Cellar to a 12,500-square-foot space on the ground floor of its 42-story tower Linc LIC in Long Island City, Brownstoner reported.

  • Rockrose Completes 709 unit Complex

    Nov. 25, By Christian Murray Rockrose Development cut the ribbon Monday on the latest luxury apartment tower to be completed in the Court Square area of Long Island City. The real estate giant, which has some ambitious plans for the ...

  • Fox 5 News Tours Linc LIC

    Click on the Fox 5 News clip to see the news anchors discuss with an associate broker the luxury rental market. Justin Elghanayan introduces Rockrose's newest building in Long Island City, Linc LIC. They tour the building and explore the apartments and ...

  • Rockrose’s Linc LIC offers a taste of luxury

    The Rockrose Development Corporation is bringing luxury to Long Island City with the first building in a brand new residential complex that offers breathtaking views of the Manhattan skyline and a world full of unique amenities. Rockrose is a real ...

  • Go Long, Long Island City Is Having A Moment

    Rockroses own Justin Elghanayan is interviewed by The New York Observer on the new growth and residential boom in Long Island City. He highlights reasons for developing the area as being rich in cultural institutions, and a major transportation hub. ...

  • Rockrose Celebrates The Revolutionary Transformation Of 1776 Eye Street

    New Owner Hosts an American Whiskey Tasting at the Property to Showcase Dramatic Multi-Million-Dollar Renovation Rockrose Development Corp. celebrated the completion of its major, multi-million-dollar capital improvement project at 1776 Eye Street NW with a "standing room only" American whiskey ...

  • Rockrose, M. Wells beef up Court Square foodie cred

    Can finely prepared meat help lease one-bedrooms? Though it sounds like a set-up for a joke, it's actually a serious bet Rockrose Development is making in the Court Square section of Long Island City, an industrial area that the firm ...

  • $192 million sale of 2000 L Street in Washington, D.C

    WASHINGTON, D.C., September 23, 2013 - HFF announced today that it has closed the sale of 2000 L Street, NW, an office building located in the heart of Washington, D.C.'s Central Business District ("CBD"). HFF marketed the property exclusively on ...

  • Rockrose Beefing Up D.C. Office Presence

    Rockrose Development Co. has acquired 1146 19th St. NW for $26.5 million, or roughly $550 per square foot, as the New York-based firm seeks to establish a significant footprint in downtown D.C.'s office market. Rockrose acquired the 8-story building by ...

  • New sculpture is erected in Court Square section of LIC

    What used to be an asphalt parking lot in the Court Square section of LIC, has been transformed into a temporary green space that is now the home of a new sculpture. Socrates Sculpture Park and Rockrose Development Corp have ...

  • Rockrose Building Queens’ Tallest Residential Building

    Rockrose Development Corp. is in the process of demolishing seven dilapidated Long Island City warehouses to pave the way for the construction of what will become the tallest residential building in Queens, The Commercial Observer has learned. The 50-story, 907,000-square-foot, ...

  • Long Island City’s Renaissance

    Earlier this month, workers broke ground on the first phase of Hunter’s Point South, a mixed-use waterfront development that will include 5,000 residential units, 11 acres of parkland and a 1,100-desk school. It’s just the latest development at the center ...

  • Rockrose seeks trophy status at 1776 Eye St.

    Rockrose Development Corp. has launched a $20 million repositioning of its 1776 Eye St. NW office building by Farragut West Metro, hoping to attract companies that want to showcase their office suites and are willing to pay a little more ...

  • Queens’ Court Square sees Residential Boom

    An explosion of residential development is transforming the once quiet industrial and commercial neighborhood of Court Square, Queens. According to the New York Daily News, more than 3,500 residential units are set to rise in the area over the next ...

  • Rockrose plans 700-unit rental tower in LIC

    Midtown-based Rockrose Development plans to develop an approximately 700-unit rental building at the former Eagle Electric building in Long Island City. It is the firm's third major rental project launched in the neighborhood's Court Square section since 2007. Combined, the ...

  • Rockrose Picks Student Design for LIC tower

    Rockrose Development Corp. announced the "Top Three" results of a competition with Interior Design students at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), in which 40 students submitted designs for three different model studio apartments at Rockrose's new luxury rental high-rise, ...

  • Build for the Young Folks

    Rockrose Development is overhauling its residential portfolio of eight high-rise luxury rental towers (the ninth, the 709-unit Linc LIC tower, is under development in Long Island City, above) to meet the needs of families and young professionals. "We just converted ...

  • FIT Students Compete in Rockrose Interior Design Project

    FIT Students Compete in Rockrose-Sponsored Interior Design Project Kevin Parker November 29, 2012 FIT's First Collaboration to Design Model Apartments for New Residential Development Three Winners to be Announced on December 6 The Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) and Rockrose ...

  • Rockrose Redesign of 1150 18th Street NW Celebrated at "An Evening of Art"

    Rockrose Development Corp. showcased its redesign and upgrade of 1150 18th Street NW, a Class-A office building in Washington’s Golden Triangle Business District, during a gala reception last week. About 200 real estate professionals and art lovers attended the event, which also marked ...

  • Creative Arts Building Welcomes Woolrich

    Woolrich has inked a deal for an office in the Creative Arts Building. The renowned outdoor clothing company will be relocating its New York headquarters to a 4,449-square-foot office in Rockrose Development's 300 Park Avenue South. "Woolrich looked at approximately ...

  • Rockrose Engages Cushman & Wakefield, Fox Architects for 1900 M Street, NW

    Rockrose has awarded leasing responsibilities for1900 M Street NW, an eight-story office building in the Central Business District, to Cushman & Wakefield.  Rockrose Development Corp. purchased the property on October 1, 2012. C&W’s Michael Katcher, Executive Director; Scott Russi, Senior Director; and Theo Slagle, ...

  • Rockrose Closes on 1900 M St. for $55 Million

    Rockrose Development Corp. completed its purchase of 1900 M St. NW in Washington, DC, from Madison Square Associates LLC, an affiliate of Dweck Properties. The asset traded for $55 million or $488 per square foot.  The 112,694-square-foot property is currently ...

  • Justin Elghanayan Questionnaire

    Most prized asset: The Archive Building, 666 GreenwichStreet, in the West Village Most prized possession: My books are very valuableto me. I mostly have paperbacks that have been read roughly. I don't like keeping my books pristine; I think they ...

  • Rockrose acquires Hudson Yards development site

    Developer weighs plans for Far West Side block By Katherine Clarke   Rockrose Development has purchased a 19,475-square-foot commercial development site near Hudson Yards, bringing to completion a decade-long plan to acquire an entire block on the Far West Side. The ...

  • New Sol LeWitt Wall Drawing Installed in DC

    The 45-foot work at 1150 18th Street, Northwest, is one of only a handful in the Washington area. By Sophie Gilbert Art lovers compiling their cultural must-sees in the District probably don't have many Farragut North office buildings on their list. ...

  • Rockrose’s Linc LIC Tops Out

    By Jacqueline Hlavenka NEW YORK CITY-“It’s all coming together” were the words of Rockrose Development Corp.’s principal Justin Elghanayan inside the company’s most recent multifamily project, Linc LIC, a 709-unit luxury apartment tower in the borough’s burgeoning Court Square neighborhood. Last night, the 42-story multifamily property officially ...

  • Serial Renter Spotlight: The Archive, 666 Greenwich Street

    It’s time for another Serial Renter spotlight, and this time I’d like to highlight a building that’s been near and dear to my heart ever since I moved to this island nearly a decade ago. Over the years, I’ve discussed ...

  • Long Island City is Perking

    Long Island City's coming of age has been much desired and long delayed. But development in the waterfront Queens neighborhood is gathering momentum, leading some to believe the area is finally making a large move forward. A total of 4,500 ...

  • Rockrose Development Party

    Nearly a hundred tenants, cultural trendsetters and real estate industry leaders gathered for martinis and hors d'oeuvres at the renaming last week of 300 Park Avenue South, the Rockrose Development-owned building that in recent months has made a splash with ...

  • Rockrose to Bring 709 Apartments to Queens

    An area once envisioned by city planners as New York's fourth largest business district is now teeming with residential projects. Construction projects for commercial space have recently slowed in Long Island City, Queens, but the market for rental units is ...

  • NYS Council of the Arts Relocates to 300 Park Avenue South

    NEW YORK CITY—The New York State Council on the Arts, which supports the activities of arts and cultural organizations throughout the state, will move its headquarters to Rockrose Development Corp.'s 300 Park Avenue South from its present office at 175 ...

  • Rockrose signs Starbucks to two-story FiDi space

    Rockrose Development Corp. has signed a long-term retail lease to bring a new, two-story Starbucks cafe to Manhattan's Financial Districtat 135 John Street. The world's largest coffee shop chain will open in the space that the famed Grimaldi's pizza had ...

  • Developer working magic in Washington DC

    Rockrose Development Corporation is in contract to buy 1776 Eye Street NW, a Class-A office building three blocks from the White House in Washington's Golden Triangle Business District. The purchase is part of a strategic plan for Rockrose to expand ...

  • Crain's For the Record: Oct. 24, 2011

    William Grant & Sons signed a lease for 20,000 square feet of 300 Park Ave. South. The whiskey maker will occupy space on the fifth and sixth floors. Newmark Knight Frank's Eric Cagner represented the tenant, while Cushman & Wakefield ...

  • Rockrose.com Wins 2011 WebAward

    Rockrose.com and web developer Blenderbox have won a 2011 "Outstanding Website" WebAward for Outstanding Achievement in Web Development. Since 1997, the Web Marketing Association's annual WebAward Competition has been setting the standard of excellence for Website development. Independent expert judges ...

  • Between The Bricks

    Whiskey maker William Grant & Sons, which is also the distiller of the best-selling Glenfiddich, has signed a 10-year lease at 300 Park Ave. South. The new US headquarters is between E. 22nd and 23rd Streets. The company is currently ...

  • Meet New Yorkers who call Long Island City home

    As development shapes Long Island City, the Daily News catches up with newcomers and old-timers to talk about their never-boring surroundings.     Loves the amenitiesName: Emily MurphyOccupation: Public relations, VPLives: 4705 Center Blvd.About: Murphy, a lifelong Manhattanite, was convinced ...

  • LIC Bank Building Becomes Dance Party Venue Thanks to Rockrose Development

    A vacant Long Island City bank building and adjacent parking lot have been transformed into a dance and swim party venue called the Palms, featuring dumpster pools, cocktails and music, the New York Daily News reported. Rockrose Development saw a ...

  • Rockrose Inks Two Leases at 1150 18th St

    WASHINGTON, DC-Months after acquiring CBD building 1150 18th St. out of distress, Rockrose Development Corp. has inked two long-term leases to bring up the building's occupancy. They are with Washington Campus, a university consortium focused on public policy and the ...

  • Long Island City Helping Visitors Get Around With New Maps

    More New Yorkers and tourists are finding themselves in Long Island City - and now the city wants to help them find their way around. The city Transportation Department unveiled a plan this week to add signs and maps to ...

  • It Takes A Village

    Apartment not a home until there's a store underneath   The blocks surrounding the Hudson Yards site are often considered Manhattan's last retail frontier. So when TF Cornerstone built two rental towers on 37th Street, near 10th Avenue, the development ...

  • Google This! Experian Hitwise in Rockrose's 300 Park South

    Nothing feeds our procrastination habit like Experian Hitwise's dissections of Internet searchitude. (What does the fact that the term "royal wedding" was five times more popular than "NFL draft" in the last few weeks say about the modern male?) But, ...

  • NY Companies Have Capital Idea

    Companies are purchasing office towers in the nation's capital Last month, Rockrose Development Corp. did what growing numbers of its New York peers are doing. It bought an office building in Washington, D.C. In recent months, Tishman Speyer, The Rockefeller ...

  • Rockrose Development Pays $43M for 1150 18th St

    Rockrose Development Corp has acquired 1150 18th St. NW from LNR Property for $43 million, and the New York-based developer said it's looking for more properties in D.C. "We are excited about the D.C. office marketplace and plan to expand ...

  • Rockrose Development Held First Ever Bark & Wine Event at The Archive

    NEW YORK, NY - The lobby of The Archive, a West Village luxury rental property, was turned into a happy hour for man's best friends – and their owners – when Rockrose Development Corp. teamed up with Evermore Pet Food ...

  • Midtown South's Moment Has Arrived

    Once-overlooked area thrives as trendier alternative; High Line, Shake Shack help Two years ago, Rockrose Development shelved plans to turn 300 Park Ave. South into a hotel and instead poured $5 million into a renovation designed to lure some of ...

  • Rockrose keeps up pace with two new deals at 300 Park Ave.

    The leasing pace continues at 300 Park Avenue South, the office tower owned by Rockrose Development Corp. that is celebrating its 100th birthday this year with a building-wide makeover. On the heels of finalizing multi-floor space commitments in recent weeks ...

  • Whitney Moves South With New Staff Space

    In the latest sign that the Whitney Museum of American Art's center of gravity is shifting downtown, the museum is relocating its administrative headquarters from the Upper East Side to the Madison Square Park area. The Whitney has signed a ...

  • Whitney Office Move

        The Whitney Museum of American Art will be moving its administrative headquarters from the Upper East Side to the top two floors of a 15-story building at 300 Park Avenue South, reports The Wall Street Journal.  The move ...

  • Imagination Playground Sponsor Attends Park Opening

    Senior executives at Rockrose Development Corp., including Justin Elghanayan,vice president, recently attended the opening of the Imagination Playground at Burling Slip at the South Street Seaport. Rockrose is a proud sponsor of the groundbreaking new park, which opened just blocks ...

  • Opening Career Doors: Waldorf School Polishes Luxe Staffers

    Their jobs will hinge on their grades. Staffers at eight luxury Manhattan buildings are being sent to "Doorman School" at the Waldorf-Astoria in the hope of upgrading their service to an art form. "Giving good service is a feeling that ...

  • Long Island City Becomes More City-Like

    Long Island City, a community in Queens on the bank of the East River, is starting to live up to its name: It's beginning to resemble a self-contained city. That's due to a diverse mix of development that intermingles residential, ...

  • Deals & Dealmakers: New York State of Mind Keeps Dunphy Ahead of the Pack

    When Patricia Dunphy returned to Manhattan after starting her real estate career in California, the City wasn't nearly as green as it is now.  But in 2001, Dunphy, senior vice president of Rockrose Development Corp. brought in New York's first ...

  • Birthday Facelift

    After seeing the Joan Rivers documentary, we have to ask: How about celebrating your 100th birthday with a facelift? That's precisely what Rockrose Development Corp and TPG Architecture are doing for 300 Park Avenue South, upgrading the office building's lobby ...

  • Wilhelmina in Lease Renewal

    Agency Inks Rockrose Deal It's small as office deals go -- but a decision Wilhelmina Models has made to keep its New York headquarters at 300 Park Ave. South is sheer beauty for landlord Rockrose Development. "They are very pretty ...

  • 200 Water Street a "Suite Deal"

    Home to New York City’s business and banking industries, the Financial District also lays claim to a burgeoning luxury residential scene. Among the newest additions is Rockrose Development Corp.’s 200 Water Street, a 32-story rental property near the historic South ...

  • Rockrose Development Corp.'s Queens West Retail Now Fully Leased

    Rockrose Development Corp. has fully leased the retail space in its Queens West development, at 4705 Center Boulevard in Long Island City. The recent leasing transactions - Skinny's Cantina and Emily's Salon and Spa -- comprise a total of 4,440 ...

  • What's Next for NYC Real Estate?

    Downturn provides defining moment for offspring of New York's biggest real estate families   There may be no corner of the business world more family-dominated than New York City real estate. Here, names like Rudin, Resnick, LeFrak and Durst carry ...

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