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Midtown Office Landlords Donate Spaces to NYS Rapid Testing Program

Following Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s announcement of the launch of the New York Forward Rapid Test Program, the Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY) spotlighted REBNY members who played a key role in the initiative by identifying and donating space that now hosts some of the state’s new rapid COVID-19 testing centers.

Three of the initial 11 rapid testing centers are located in commercial spaces that were identified and donated by REBNY members:
• 6 W. 52nd St.
Space provided by Vornado Realty Trust
• 599 Lexington Ave.
Space provided by Boston Properties
• 1700 Broadway
Space provided by Rockpoint Group and Cushman & Wakefield

Numerous other REBNY members are also identifying and donating spaces that are expected to host additional sites. The New York Forward Rapid Test Program makes low-cost rapid testing available to the public to support economic activity as the state continues to safely reopen. 

Pictured: 1700 Broadway.


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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).