Big story this afternoon via Crain's: Twitter is in talks to take a big (more than 140 characters!) chunk of 51 Astor Place.
The company is in talks to take as much as 100,000 square feet at 51 Astor Place, an office building that was begun in 2011 on a bet that the city's tech boom would produce deep-pocketed tenants willing and able to pay the building's high-priced rents despite its off-beat location on the edge of the East Village. That gamble by the building's developer, Edward Minskoff, now appears to be paying off.
Last month, 1stdibs,
Worth noting, maybe: Facebook is moving into space across the street at 770 Broadway. Rumble on Astor Place!
Previously on EV Grieve:
3 retail spaces available at 51 Astor Place
51 Astor Place demolition begins July 1; 17 months to build new black-glass tower
East Village — the new Midtown?
Facebook is moving into the neighborhood; Midtown South expands its boundaries, apparently