The Wing’s former NYC headquarters lists for $22.5M
Wing’s New York City headquarters has been listed for sale for $22.5 million, according to A StreetEasy listing update.
And it’s The Wing — which debuted in 2016 as a funky women-only co-working space in Manhattan — that’s known for an eclectic design aesthetic, with books arranged on shelves by color and plenty of ready-made furniture. The specialty of the furniture made is – furniture inside can also be included In the deal, according to Curbed.
The property’s listing, at 137 Second Avenue in the East Village, appears to mark the real end for the Wing, which closed last summer.
Despite its history of raising more than $100 million from investors, having 11 locations, a long waiting list and co-founders — Audrey Gelman and Lauren Casson — who rose to prominence, Wing ultimately wasn’t long for this world.
In mid-2020, Gelman – a childhood friend of Lena Dunham – resigned from her role after employees protested her leadership and her alleged mistreatment of staff of color. More than two years later, the remaining members of the wing received an email saying that the remaining six locations would close due to “increasing global economic challenges” and “against the backdrop of the Covid pandemic”.
Now, one can take in the more chic space, whose listing photos show desks, mosaic-tiled floors and a coral-tone accent wall that winds along the staircase.
As for the furniture that can be included in the purchase, there are mod-looking lounge chairs dressed in moss-green, gold and white fabrics – as well as elegant end tables.
Built in 1884, and formerly the Stuyvesant Polyclinic and Cabrini Medical Center, the offering spans three floors – not to mention a finished basement – and nearly 15,000 square feet.
The property also benefits from flexible zoning, According to its listThat may allow for a residential, commercial, mixed-use, recreational or a community facility.
Other features include 50 feet of frontage along Second Avenue, high ceilings, private outdoor space and flexible floor plates.
Hunter Moss, Michael DeChaser and Brian Hurley of Cushman & Wakefield are marketing the listing.