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More retail coming to Long Island City waterfront

| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

Rendering courtesy of Winick Realty Group

More retail is on its way to Long Island City.

Leasing for the retail spaces in real estate company TF Cornerstone’s East Coast Development, a mixed-use project of six buildings located on the Long Island City waterfront, has been completed by Winick Realty Group.

Of the six buildings, eight retail leases were signed at 45-45 Center Blvd., 45-40 Center Blvd., 46-10 Center Blvd., 46-15 Center Blvd. and 46-30 Center Blvd., according to the realty group.

“Through the strong market knowledge we have gained by working with many Long Island City developers, as well as assisting many active retailers, we were able to achieve record rent numbers and secure strong tenants on behalf of TF Cornerstone,” broker Aaron Fishbein said.

Joining New York Kids Club, which announced last August that it would be opening up a 5,003-square-foot space at 45-45 Center Blvd., will be three new tenants that range from fitness to children’s clothing.

Fitness program I Love Kickboxing has leased a 2,967-square-foot studio at the location, and children’s salon and clothing store Mimi & Mo is expected to open a 1,239-square-foot shop as well. European Wax Center, offering waxing services for men and women, has also signed up to occupy 1,252 square feet at the site.

An Italian restaurant from TD Restaurant Group, which is still unnamed, has signed a lease for a 7,733-square-foot ground floor restaurant at 46-10 Center Blvd. located directly behind the Pepsi-Cola sign. The restaurant will also occupy a 2,200-square-foot outdoor terrace overlooking the East River. Latin fusion restaurant Blend, Sweetleaf Coffee and Espresso Bar and Crank Cycling Studio are also located within the building.

“Working together with Winick Realty Group, we have been able to craft an incredible mix of retailers that will serve the residents in the East Coast Development, as well as the entire Long Island City community,” said Steve N. Gonzalez, head of retail leasing for TF Cornerstone.





‘Crank’ up your workout

| MKirk@queenscourier.com

At the base of The View waterfront condominium complex, wheels are spinning. Upbeat music is playing. Calories are burned as cyclists sprint down flat roads and climb up hills.

Crank Cycling Studio, located at 46-30 Center Boulevard, was started by business partners Anthony Maniscalco and Sunai Rejep a little over a year ago and currently has over 1,000 rides per month. During the spin classes, which range from 45 to 60 minutes and have titles like “Crank 45,” “60 Minute Blast” and “Sunday Morning Crank,” instructors simulate a bike ride using a variety of different resistances, allowing riders to burn 600 to 1,000 calories per visit.

“The instructor basically takes you for a ride as if you were outside,” Maniscalco said.

The studio’s fleet of bikes rests atop stadium seating, ensuring no one’s view of the instructor is blocked. They are also equipped with magnetic resistance rather than pads, which wear out over time.

“Whatever bike you get on, you’re always going to have the same resistance and the same ride,” Maniscalco said. “With a lot of studios, when bikes get used, it’s a challenge to find the bike that you want because you think it’s better than other bikes. With our studio, every bike is the same.”

It’s $23 per ride, with a variety of different packages available as well. For $105, customers get five rides and $190 for 10. Customers also have the option of paying $199 per month for unlimited spinning or getting a six-month unlimited cycling plan for $169 per month. Each ride also comes with complimentary cycling shoes, clean towels and a bottle of water.

More details can be found on the studio’s website, http://www.cranknyc.com, where visitors can also sign up for classes by accessing the class schedule as well as meet the instructors to get a sense of their background and training style.