5320 3rd Ave - 15,500 sf w/ 1,750 sf Land

15,500 sf Brooklyn Industrial Building

Property Details


5320 3rd Ave, Sunset Park, Brooklyn, NY 11232
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Available Space
15,500 sf
Available Land
1,750 sf
Bldg Area
18,000 sf
Bldg Dimensions
60 x 100
3,500 sf Bsmt 6,000 sf Grnd 6,000 sf 2nd
7,750 sf


Asking Lease
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Bldg Description
Bldg Material
M1-2 D
1 Int

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Area Profile

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During New York Harbor's dominance of North American shipping in the 19th century, Sunset Park grew rapidly around the Bush Terminal. The model industrial park was completed in 1895 between 39th and 53d Streets, and continued to grow through World War II, when the Brooklyn Army Terminal between 53d and 66th Streets employed more than 10,000 civilians to ship 80% of all American supplies and troops.

Sunset Park's fortunes began to decline after the war and due to the rise of truck-based freight shipping, ports in New Jersey, growth of suburban sprawl, closing of the Army Terminal, and decreasing importance of heavy industry in the northeastern United States. The construction of the elevated Gowanus Expressway in 1941 effectively cut the neighborhood off from the harbor.

Sunset Park's second age began with a wave of immigration primarily from Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, and El Salvador. By 1990, Hispanics comprised 50% of Sunset Park's population, rehabilitating property values and developing a thriving community.

In the 1980s, Sunset Park became the location of the borough's first Chinatown, which is located along 8th Avenue from 42nd to 68th Street and has rapidly attracted many ChineseĀ  immigrants. Eighth Avenue is lined with Chinese businesses, including grocery stores, restaurants, Buddhist temples, video stores, bakeries, and community organizations, and even Hong Kong Supermarket.

The area is anchored by two major industrial complexes: the Brooklyn Army Terminal and Industry City (formerly Bush Terminal).

After closing the Brooklyn Army Terminal in the 1970s, it was sold to the City of New York. After renovation, it was reopened as a center for dozens of light manufacturing, warehousing and back-office businesses.

Industry City is a historic intermodal shipping, warehousing, and manufacturing complex on the waterfront in the Sunset Park neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York City. Originally named Bush Terminal, it was the first facility of its kind in New York and the largest multi-tenant industrial property in the United States. Today, Industry City comprises roughly 40 acres, including 16 original buildings. The 6.5 million square foot complex is currently undergoing renovations to modernize the historic infrastructure in an effort to preserve the industrial heritage of the project for future generations of artisans, craftsmen, and small businesses.

Sunset Park accessible by the Gowanus and Prospect Expressway, as well as the Belt Parkway. The D, N and R subway lines service the area.


M1 districts range from the Garment District in Manhattan, with its multistory lofts, to parts of Red Hook and College Point with many one or two-story warehouses studded with loading bays. The M1 district is often a buffer between M2 or M3 districts and adjacent residential or commercial districts.

Light industries typically found in M1 areas include knitting mills, printing plants, woodworking shops, auto storage and repair shops, and wholesale service and storage facilities. In theory, nearly all industries uses can locate in M1 areas if they meet the more stringent M1 performance standards. Offices and most retail uses are also permitted. Certain community facilities, such as hospitals, are allowed in M1 districts only by special permit, but houses of worship are allowed as-of-right.

Floor area ratios in M1 districts range from 1.0 to 10.0 and building height and setbacks are controlled by sky exposure planes which may be penetrated by towers in certain districts. New industrial buildings are usually low-rise structures that fit within sky exposure planes. Except along district boundaries, no side yards are required. Rear yards at least 20 feet deep are usually required, except within 100 feet of a corner.

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