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Another big Midtown deal for Facebook?
Looks like Facebook isn’t quite done with its domination of Midtown real estate: Just a month after announcing that it would lease 1.5 million square feet within the Hudson Yards megaproject, the tech giant is “in talks” to lease about 700,000 square feet within the James A. Farley Post Office complex on 34th Street, according to the Wall Street Journal.
The company’s lease at Hudson Yards, combined with the new one at the Farley complex, would bring Facebook’s NYC footprint to more than 3 million square feet of office space—making them one of the largest corporate tenants in the city; similar to JPMorgan Chase and Bank of America, WSJ says.
Several large tech companies have been scoping NYC office space (Apple, Amazon), and others, like Facebook, are looking at expanding their already large footprint (Google).
And in other news…
- Coney Island business owners and sideshow performers protested outsize rent hikes on the steps of City Hall.
- A look at the city’s three-year-old LinkNYC kiosks—particularly privacy concerns and who, exactly, benefits from the Wi-Fi portals.
- The owner of 11 Hubert Street in Tribeca—which once had a Maya Lin design attached to it—has presented new, more bland designs to the Landmarks Preservation Commission.
- The 421-a tax break is about to expire at thousands of condos around the city.
- Extell’s Brooklyn Point—which will briefly hold the title of the borough’s tallest building—is nearly finished.
- Amazon is close to inking a deal for a new delivery hub in Queens.
- And finally, what happened to the Hot Duck, aka Mandarin Patinkin, aka the Mandarin duck that captured the hearts of New Yorkers in 2018? Gothamist investigates.
Manhattan Bird Expert 'Troubled' By Mandarin Duck Disappearance, Won't Rule Out Fowl Play https://t.co/50GQD1RLHA pic.twitter.com/OoGZJqHh5u— Gothamist (@Gothamist) December 5, 2019