Last week, the Commercial Observer reported digital advertising and media management software developer Centro Inc. leased two full floors at 841 Broadway, one block south of Union Square Park and a few floors up from Max Brenner’s chocolate paradise. Centro Inc. is the latest tech company to find a home in the neighborhood, joining Mashable, BuzzFeed, Urban Compass, and host of other companies. The lease brings 841 Broadway to full occupancy.
BuzzFeed’s 2012 New York Headquarters Photo: Drew Anthony Smith via The Huffington Post
This morning the New York Post reported that viral media and listicle site BuzzFeed has signed a lease for 194,000 square feet at 225 Park Avenue South, just one block north of Union Square Park. According to the Post, BuzzFeed is to create 475 jobs in the neighborhood in exchange for New York State tax incentives. The media company joins several other notable tech firms, such as Urban Compass and Mashable, drawn to the neighborhood’s accessibility and livability.
Solar-Powered Charging Station in Union Square Park’s West Side Seating Area
The Union Square Partnership wants to keep you connected! We’re happy to announce that we are again partnering with AT&T, Pensa, and Goal Zero to bring back the wildly popular solar-paneled cell phone charging stations for our visitors to use while in Union Continue reading →
Home decor retailer CB2 is asking Pinterest’s 70 million users to help them decorate a Union Square apartment. The chain owned by Crate & Barrel is doing a promotion called APT CB2, in which they have rented an unfurnished apartment at 873 Broadway, just one block up from Union Square Park.
They are enlisting the help of five popular Pinterest designers to decorate the space. Each designer will take a room, post a few different pieces, and pinners will be able to Continue reading →
The Real Deal reports that Urban Compass (presently named Compass) is moving into a 9,000 sf space at 19 Union Square West. This will be the second New York office for the tech-centric residential brokerage firm. The company is one of the most well-funded startups, raising almost $33 million since its launch in May. Continue reading →
Are you sick of that same sandwich/soup combo you get for lunch every day? A new startup is looking to provide the cure for the common lunch. City Lunch Club just launched, offering a curated lunch from some of our neighborhood’s best restaurants delivered to you daily! Some of your favorite Harvest in the Square restaurant participants could be delivering high-end-yet-affordable lunches right to your desk!
How it works:
Each morning, subscribers receive an email from City Lunch Club with three lunch Continue reading →
It was only a matter of time before Mashable joined the growing trend of tech firms setting up shop in Union Square. According to Crain’s, the media company is in negotiations to take a 50,000 to 60,000 square foot space at Continue reading →