Let's head over to The Real Deal for this story:
Claren Road Asset Management, a credit-focused money manager that is a subsidiary of private equity giant the Carlyle Group, will take the top floor of Edward Minskoff’s 51 Astor Place, The Real Deal has learned. The 25,401-square-foot space was asking a rent of $118 per square foot, a record for Midtown South. Sources familiar with the transaction said that it was likely the priciest per-square-foot deal struck in the neighborhood.
With this lease, 51 Astor Place/DeathStar/the IBM Watson building is now 85 percent, uh, leased.
Now can we look at a map please. Oh, here is an official one from the city of New York.
OK, you see where Midtown South is on the map? And you see this neighborhood?
Anyway, everyone knows that this area is known as WeAs (West of Astor) or LeLa (left of Lafayette Street, depending on which way you are facing).
Previously on EV Grieve:
Report: Maps show that Midtown South does NOT include the East Village/Astor Place