Jeff Stein, The Washington Post Published 5:31 am PST, Wednesday, January 9, 2019 New York Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks at LaGuardia Community College in the Queens borough on Sept. 18, 2016. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks at LaGuardia Community College in the Queens borough on Sept. 18, 2016. Photo: Bloomberg Photo By Michael Nagle Photo: Bloomberg Photo By Michael Nagle Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 New York Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks at LaGuardia Community College in the Queens borough on Sept. 18, 2016. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks at LaGuardia Community College in the Queens borough on Sept. 18, 2016. Photo: Bloomberg Photo By Michael Nagle New York mayor to unveil plan … [Read more...] about New York mayor to unveil plan guaranteeing paid time off, aiming for a first
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Dec 18, 9:25 PM EST Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury National By Alex Perry 12/18/18 AT 1:57 PM Google on Monday announced its second big move to New York in 2018. After the tech giant in March bought the Manhattan Chelsea Market building for $2.4 billion at 111 Eighth Ave., a $1 billion property in the city is on the way at nearby 315 and 345 Hudson St., and 550 Washington St."Google Hudson Square," which will be roughly 1.7 million square feet, will open in two years, while the Washington Street building is slated open in 2022. Google Hudson Square will serve as the main location for the company's advertising sales division. Google's New York office is shown in lower Manhattan on March 5, 2018 in New York City. Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images "New York City continues to be a great source of diverse, world-class talent—that’s what brought Google to the city in 2000 and … [Read more...] about Google New York Campus: Where Exactly Will The $1 Billion Site Be Located?
By Douglas MacMillan The Wall Street Journal Mon., Dec. 17, 2018 Alphabet Inc.’s Google announced a major real-estate expansion in New York City that will make the company one of the city’s largest commercial tenants and add thousands of jobs in coming years. In a blog post Monday, Google said it would lease a large office building at 550 Washington St. in Manhattan’s West Village neighborhood and make it the centerpiece of its new 1.7 million-square-foot Hudson Square Campus. Google plans to invest $1 billion (U.S.) in capital improvements to the campus, which will also include two nearby buildings at 315 and 345 Hudson Street. The Wall Street Journal reported last month on the company’s New York expansion plans, including that it was in talks to lease or buy the St. John’s Terminal space at 550 Washington St. Several days after publication, Google finance chief Ruth Porat said the internet giant plans to double its New York-based … [Read more...] about Google details major New York expansion
Jessica Tyler, provided by Published 9:24 am PST, Friday, December 14, 2018 Business Insider/Jessica Tyler Starbucks opened a Reserve Roastery in New York on Friday. The new Starbucks Reserve Roastery is the fourth of its kind in the world and is completely unlike the typical Starbucks. The Roasteries are meant to be upscale, and they feature cocktail bars, bakeries, and unique elements. Here's what the New York store is like. Starbucks Reserve Roastery has arrived in New York, and it's unlike any other Starbucks in the city. The Roasteries — seen as competitors of more upscale coffee shops like Blue Bottle and Intelligentsia — typically include a high-end Princi bakery, full liquor bar, and lounge areas with fireplaces in addition to a more traditional coffee bar. The New York store has all of these elements, plus an additional coffee bar, spread across three floors and 23,000 square feet of space. The Roastery showcases specialty, small-lot … [Read more...] about Starbucks just opened a Reserve Roastery in New York that has a full cocktail bar and is almost 13 times the size of the average Starbucks. Here’s what it’s like to visit. (SBUX)
A month ago, when Amazon announced that it would build regional offices in New York and Virginia at great expense to the taxpayers there, I wrote that it had misunderstood the moment: Perhaps the furor over Amazon’s regional offices will blow over. But it’s hard not to feel today as if the company misread the room — overestimating the public’s appetite for a billion-dollar giveaway to one of the world’s biggest companies, and underestimating the public’s ability to raise hell on- and offline. Amazon may yet feel that pain, in the long run. Today, Amazon met the room: 150 protesters who showed up to the first New York City Council hearing about the plan. According to reports from the scene, demonstrators’ concerns start with the $3 billion in incentives that New York plans to give Amazon in exchange for locating there — and, it says, creating 25,000 jobs. Here’s Leticia Miranda in BuzzFeed: ”You’re worth a trillion … [Read more...] about Amazon’s plans for a New York office are under new scrutiny