A newly constructed incubator facility in Queens that provides cheap rents to fledgling design businesses is struggling to fill its units. The $6 million, 35,000-square-foot development run by CUNY's LaGuardia College can't seem to fill its six remaining units, despite its rents being as low as $2.50 to $3 per square foot and its location being close to a large community of designers. Amenities include free internet hookups, discounted phone service and courses on design and small business management. Lack of demand has been blamed on its remote Long Island City location.
Queens design incubator a hard sell
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