One or Two 5,000 Sq Ft Units in ENY / Brownsville Industrial Business Zone Available for Lease by NYC EDC

New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) invites respondents (“Respondents”) to submit proposals to this request for rental applications (“RFP” or “Rental Application”) to lease one of two, or both, 5,000 square foot units (“Units” or “Unit N1” and “Unit N2”) within the East New York Industrial Building (the “ENYIB Building”) located at 171-201 Powell Street, Brooklyn, NY 11212.

The rental opportunities are for leasing these Units for industrial uses or other uses allowed by zoning in accordance with terms set forth in the RFP. Each of the Units are available for lease for a minimum term of five years and a maximum term of ten years.

NYCEDC plans to select a Respondent on the basis of factors stated in the RFP which include, but are not limited to: (1) Number of jobs created or relocated to the Units, with a preference given to new jobs created; (2) Familiarity with the East New York Community; (3) A priority will be given to the businesses/organizations in the following sectors: green economy and sustainability, food and urban agriculture, and other manufacturing industries, (4) Respondent’s Proposed Plans, Use, and Programs pertaining to (a) Agreement to participate in HireNYC, (b) Compliance with Living Wage and Prevailing Wage Programs, as applicable, (c) Commitment by Respondent to making best efforts to include an M/WBE component in the contracts for work performed at the Unit(s) pertaining to construction projects, maintenance and operations, and (d) Plans for local hiring outreach; and (5) Proposed rent amount.

NYCEDC is committed to a program of economic development that supports communities, helps create jobs for low-income persons, enabling them to participate in New York City’s economic growth.

Optional Site Visit

Two optional ENYIB Building Site Visits will be held at the ENYIB Building location at 171-201 Powell Street, Brooklyn, NY 11212:

The first Site Visit will be held on Wednesday, October 18, 2023, at 11:00 am –RSVP by October 11, 2023
The second Site Visit will be held on Thursday, November 9, 2023, at 11:00 am– RSVP by November 2, 2023 

Those who wish to attend should RSVP by email to 

Respondents may submit questions and/or request clarifications from NYCEDC. Questions regarding the subject matter of this RFP should be directed to . Answers to all questions will be posted by Friday, December 1, 2023 to Questions regarding the subject matter of this RFP will not be accepted after 5pm on Friday, November 17, 2023, however, technical questions pertaining to downloading and submitting Lease Application proposals to this RFP may be directed to on or before Tuesday, January 9, 2024.

Submission Requirements

Detailed submission guidelines and requirements are outlined in the RFP, available as of Tuesday, September 26, 2023. To download a copy of the solicitation documents please visit

RESPONSES ARE DUE NO LATER THAN Tuesday, January 9, 2024.

Please click the link in the “Deadlines” section of this project’s web page (which can be found on ) to electronically upload a proposal for this solicitation, or

                      submit your response via electronic upload by clicking here.


It is the policy of NYCEDC to comply with all federal, state and City laws and regulations which prohibit unlawful discrimination because of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status and other protected category and to take affirmative action in working with contracting parties to ensure certified Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprises (MWBEs) share in the economic opportunities generated by NYCEDC’s projects and initiatives.

Companies who have been certified with the New York City Department of Small Business Services as Minority and Women Owned Business Enterprises (“M/WBE”) are strongly encouraged to apply. To learn more about M/WBE certification and NYCEDC’s M/WBE program, please visit


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