Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Facebook unveils its new office tonight in Midtown South on Astor Place



Facebook is throwing its official unveiling ceremony tonight to show off its new 185,000-square-foot space at 770 Broadway and East Ninth Street... an area of the city that the media likes to refer to as Midtown South. (We've gone over all this before.)

The headline in The Wall Street Journal today reads — Facebook Sees Midtown South Office as Recruitment Tool.

What can the 500 Facebook employees expect on the 3-floor space?

Food and coffee are focal points. The coffee bar, which at evening events can double as a real bar, serves four kinds of coffee and offers five different preparation methods.

The daily cafeteria menu is created by Facebook New York’s executive chef, Nate Eckhaus, who has worked at such city restaurants as Eleven Madison Park and Blue Smoke. At different stations, labels note the provenance of the fare — as in, organic red cabbage from a New Jersey farm or shaved organic fennel from Pennsylvania.

And what about the Facebook effect on this Midtown South neighborhood?

“A company like that would have influence wherever they go, between the local retail and local businesses,” said Jim Wenk, executive vice president at real estate service firm JLL. “They also have a lot of high-paying jobs.”

Previously on EV Grieve:
Facebook is moving into the neighborhood; Midtown South expands its boundaries, apparently

Report: Maps show that Midtown South does NOT include the East Village/Astor Place

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

Can you poke the facebook employees in the death star lobby?

Ken from Ken's Kitchen said...

This all worked out so well in San Fransisco.

Richard said...

Added perk of the new location: maybe they'll run into Shingy! He works in the same building!

http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2014/11/17/crystal-ball-3

Gojira said...

I am so glad I'm not on that vampire social media site.

Anonymous said...

Go ahead Facebook, you can have this neighborhood. Go nuts. Fucking assholes.

East Village Today said...

I"m sending them my resume today. I love ping-pong!

Makeout said...

"Food & coffee are the focal points"? WTF happened to working? Jerks.

Unknown said...

Just in time for the flood

Mark Hand The Catchman said...

Circles? ... what happened to the famous Arrows?

East Village Tomorrow. said...

I’m sending them my resume today as well. I love beer-pong.

Anonymous said...

EVT hurry before they fill the role of the ping pong ball!

East Village Never Was said...

Good idea EVT SMDH! I hear they're looking for bloggers who can say absolutely nothing in 500 words or more!

dave said...

Jesus criminy where the fuck is midtown south? is it fucking No Mad cos Noho thinks it's Nolita or is somewhere south of FiDi between the Staten Island Ferry and Coney Island?

Anonymous said...

SMDH did you really think nobody would detect your tone of voice in your new fake blog?

Anonymous said...

Now the local pharmacies will be short on estrogen packs! Thanks beta males!!!

Anonymous said...

What's a "midtown south?" That's the East Village.

Giovanni said...

All 500 of these Facebook employees were recently shipped to NY in those giant Robot Butler boxes.

Anonymous said...

Midtown south is far more easily referred to in its traditional form: DOWNTOWN.

- East Villager

Anonymous said...

This is not Midtown South. And anyone who thinks so knows nothing, absolutely nothing, about Manhattan.

Anonymous said...

Hysterical. Astor Place is Midtown South? Who sold them on that bill of goods? No matter...it is great to have a tenant like Facebook in....THE EAST VILLAGE.