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SoHarlem Doubles Footprint at Manhattanville’s Mink Building

The Janus Property Company arranged a lease at the Manhattanville Factory District’s Mink Building, approximately doubling the footprint of SoHarlem, a not-for-profit organization focused on growing New York City’s cultural industries and cultural industry workforce. Lease terms weren’t disclosed.

Founded in 2011 by current CEO Janet Rodriguez, SoHarlem now caters primarily to the fashion industry and features numerous master artisans, seamstresses and tailors. 

“It’s been amazing to watch SoHarlem and its creatives continue to grow in the Mink Building,” said Janus principal Scott Metzner. “Their creativity and devotion to sustainability, even during the pandemic, are attributes that will surely drive its continued success and growth. We look forward to helping them reach their goals in the vibrant West Harlem innovation community.”

Part of SoHarlem’s expansion will be dedicated to production facilities for Young Atlas, a boutique media company providing video, podcasting, recording, photo, event, retail and comprehensive content services.  


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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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