Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) has been constructing a new office in New York for almost a year. Facebook NY will now be moving from a location in Madison Avenue in midtown to a building in downtown Manhattan — 770 Broadway. This is the same building where AOL is headquartered and there are offices for other media companies like Billboard, Adweek, and Backstage.
Facebook has over 100 engineers at their New York offices that work on Pages, News Feed, mobile, Location, infrastructure, and artificial intelligence. Over 320 people will work for Facebook NY.
?New York has always attracted some of the best creative minds in arts and culture, fashion, finance, academics, and Tech,? stated Carolyn Everson, VP of Global Marketing Solutions at Facebook. ?So, it?s only fitting that we continue to invest in our presence here. There?s no better place for a company with the tireless mission of connecting the world than the city that never sleeps.?
Today is the first business day at the new office, but there is still construction taking place.