The Wing’s former NYC headquarters lists for $22.5M
The Wing headquarters in New York City is up for sale for $22.5 million an update of the StreetEasy list.
And this is the Wing – which debuted in Manhattan in 2016 as a bustling women-only coworking space known for its chic design aesthetic, with books arranged on shelves by color and highly curated furniture – the furniture within can also be included in the deal, according to Curbed.
The listing for the property, at 137 Second Ave. in the East Village, seems to mark the true end for the Wing, which closed last summer.
Despite its history of raising more than $100 million from investors, with 11 locations, with a long waiting list and co-founders – Audrey Gelman and Lauren Kassan – rising to prominence, the Wing was ultimately not long for this world.
In mid-2020, Gelman – a childhood friend of Lena Dunham – stepped down from her role after employees protested her leadership and her alleged mistreatment of staffers of color. More than two years later, the remaining members of the Wing received an email stating that the six remaining locations would be closing due to “increasing global economic challenges” and “the backdrop of the Covid pandemic”.
Now someone else can take over the chic space, whose moldings show bulb lamps hanging above desks, mosaic-tiled floors, and a coral-colored accent wall curling up the stairs.
As for the furniture that can be included with the purchase, there are modern-looking armchairs dressed in moss green, gold and white fabrics – as well as elegant side tables.
Built in 1884, and formerly the Stuyvesant Outpatient Clinic and Cabrini Medical Center, the offering occupies three floors—not to mention a finished basement—and approximately 15,000 square feet.
The property also benefits from flexible zoning, according to his listenabling a residential, commercial, mixed, recreational or community facility.
Other features include 50 feet of frontage along Second Avenue, high ceilings, private outdoor space, and flexible floor slabs.
Hunter Moss, Michael DeCheser and Bryan Hurley of Cushman & Wakefield market the listing.