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Apple Reportedly Seeking Large Office Space in New York City

Apple is searching for a large office in Manhattan with between 200,000 and 500,000 square feet of space, according to New York real estate site The Real Deal. One source cited in the report believes Apple may end up securing up to 750,000 square feet of space, suitable for up to 5,000 employees by rule of thumb.

55 Hudson Yards render

The report, highlighted by Cult of Mac, claims Apple has considered a range of properties such as 50 Hudson Yards, One Madison Avenue, and the under-redevelopment James A. Farley Building on Eighth Avenue.

While other tech giants like Google, Facebook, and Amazon each have a sizable presence in New York City, Apple has leased a smaller 45,000-square-foot office on Fifth Avenue in the Flatiron District since 2011. Apple has also rented a six-story loft mansion on Duane Street in Tribeca to hold briefings with the media.

Earlier this year, the New York Post reported that Apple was in advanced talks for about 60,000 square feet of space at 55 Hudson Yards.

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10 weeks ago
This is why we can't have inexpensive things.
Rating: 9 Votes
10 weeks ago

Lots of talent in NYC. Makes sense to expand where the talent is, especially now that remote collaboration on software development (and other stuff) is easier than ever.


There is lots of talent in many different places . Frankly, if spent a higher percentage of the lease/rent money on salaries, talent would go where you reasonably asked it to go .

When Silicon Valley started off it wasn’t a metropolis . Bell labs , Watson research labs , xerox PARC , .... all not major metropolises.

This probably has far more to do with hipster imagery than in getting substantive work done .
Rating: 6 Votes
10 weeks ago
The Big Apple, Apple!
Rating: 4 Votes
10 weeks ago

('https://www.macrumors.com/2019/08/15/apple-reportedly-eyeing-large-nyc-office/')


Apple is searching for a large office in Manhattan with between 200,000 and 500,000 square feet of space, according to New York real estate site The Real Deal ('https://therealdeal.com/2019/08/14/apple-is-hunting-for-enormous-manhattan-office-space/'). One source cited in the report believes Apple may end up securing up to 750,000 square feet of space, suitable for up to 5,000 employees by rule of thumb.


55 Hudson Yards render

The report, highlighted by Cult of Mac ('https://www.cultofmac.com/645398/new-york-city-is-going-to-be-seeing-a-lot-more-of-apple/'), claims Apple has considered a range of properties such as 50 Hudson Yards, One Madison Avenue, and the under-redevelopment James A. Farley Building on Eighth Avenue.

While other tech giants like Google, Facebook, and Amazon each have a sizable presence in New York City, Apple has leased a smaller 45,000-square-foot office on Fifth Avenue in the Flatiron District since 2011. Apple has also rented a six-story loft mansion on Duane Street in Tribeca to hold briefings with the media.

Earlier this year, the New York Post reported ('https://nypost.com/2019/02/04/apple-sizing-up-huge-hudson-yards-spot/') that Apple was in advanced talks for about 60,000 square feet of space at 55 Hudson Yards.

Article Link: Apple Reportedly Seeking Large Office Space in New York City ('https://www.macrumors.com/2019/08/15/apple-reportedly-eyeing-large-nyc-office/')

New York City?? What does Nee York City know about salsa??
Rating: 3 Votes
10 weeks ago
Okay fine I'll take the job
Rating: 3 Votes
10 weeks ago
Lots of talent in NYC. Makes sense to expand where the talent is, especially now that remote collaboration on software development (and other stuff) is easier than ever.
Rating: 2 Votes
10 weeks ago

Apple might want to check in with Amazon for sessions learned. ;)

Apple’s not one to cut and run. They typically work quite hard to get what they want.
Rating: 2 Votes
10 weeks ago

Which is a great argument for them not needing extensive real-estate in NYC. But I don't know if Apple has a work from home policy setup. My guess is no.


Many companies have gone away from work at home. Employees have abused it by making it a "work when I don't have something better to do" or "work when I don't have to deal with the kids (dog, aging parent, etc.)"
Rating: 2 Votes
10 weeks ago

Apple moved into the old FAO Schwarz store so that they can have a home while the underground store doubles in size and gets a totally new design.

The temporary location they’ve been in for 2.5+ years is literally next to where the original underground store is.

Once the underground store opens back up, the temporary store they’re currently occupying will close.


gotcha! well i'm sure they want to go back to the cube too, it's an attractive location.
Rating: 2 Votes
10 weeks ago
What Apple needs to do is reopen their store on Fifth Avenue. It’s been 2.5+ years.
Rating: 2 Votes

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