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Lee NYC Brings Roberta’s to Vornado’s PENN 1

Lee & Associates NYC represented Roberta’s in a 5,200-square-foot lease at Vornado Realty Trust’s PENN 1 in Midtown, Manhattan. The restaurant joins Vornado’s redevelopment of the Penn District, which will focus, in part, on the revitalization of dining and entertainment in the neighborhood. Conveniently located next to Madison Square Garden, Roberta’s will also include a roof deck and patio.  

“As we look for new locations, we tend to gravitate towards interesting neighborhoods with a rich history and an abundance of creativity, similarly to the opening of our original Roberta’s within Bushwick,” said co-owner Brandon Hoy. “PENN 1 is within a mecca of entertainment, and we’re excited to see what the opening of the development brings for Midtown.” 

Jeffrey Lopez of Lee NYC represented Roberta’s in the transaction. Vornado was represented in-house. Terms of the lease weren’t disclosed. 


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About Paul Bubny

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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