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Bilingual School Lyceum Kennedy Renews at 815 Second

International school Lyceum Kennedy, which serves both the French-American and Japanese-American student communities in New York, will remain at 815 Second Ave. for seven more years. The school has renewed its 12,708-square-foot lease on the property’s second floor.

An Avison Young team of Arthur Mirante, Martin Cottingham and Matthew Pynn represented the building’s landlord, The Domestic and Foreign Mission Society of the Protestant Episcopal Church. Lyceum Kennedy, founded in 1964 and named in honor of President John F. Kennedy, did not have a broker in leasing negotiations.

Separately, the Children’s Defense Fund, a nonprofit child advocacy group, signed on for 2,921 square feet on the property’s eighth floor. “The Midtown East neighborhood remains one of the most in-demand office markets in Manhattan, and these two new leases confirm that interest in the neighborhood and well-maintained, boutique office buildings like 815 Second Ave.,” said Mirante.

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Paul Bubny serves as Senior Content Director for Connect Commercial Real Estate, a role to which he brings 13-plus years’ experience covering the commercial real estate industry and 30-plus years in business-to-business journalism. In this capacity, he oversees daily operations while also reporting on both local/regional markets and national trends, covering individual transactions across all property types, as well as delving into broader subject matter. He produces 15-20 daily news stories per day and works with the Connect team and clients to develop longer-form content, ranging from Q&As to thought-leadership pieces. Prior to joining Connect, Paul was Managing Editor for both Real Estate Forum and at American Lawyer Media, where he oversaw operations at both publications while also producing daily news and feature-length articles. His tenure in B2B publishing stretches back into the print era, and he has served as Editor in Chief on four national trade publications. Since 1999, Paul has volunteered as the newsletter editor of passenger rail advocacy groups (one national, one local).

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