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Mark Zuckerberg said to be eyeing space for Facebook at landmark post office

By Lois Weiss
September 24, 2019

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg is eyeing a 107-year-old post office on Manhattan’s West Side to help him grow the social-networking giant’s Big Apple presence, The Post has learned.

The Menlo Park, California, tech giant is in talks to lease all 740,000 square feet of office space being built in the former James A. Farley Post Office — located across from Madison Square Garden, sources said.

The landmark building, which has been renamed the Farley Building by its redeveloper, Vornado Realty Trust, is slated to open next year following a gut renovation.

No deal has been signed, but talks are advanced enough that the US arm of Japanese advertising firm Dentsu has been derailed from its play to take over the fourth floor, sources with knowledge of the talks told The Post.
The stunning exterior will remain largely the same post-renovation. Inside, high-tech office space will take over floors 2, 3 and 4. A smaller fifth floor, which Facebook will also lease, will be added atop the building surrounded by 70,000 square feet of outdoor landscaped park areas.

Tenants will have direct access to LIRR and Amtrak trains through a newly built train hall under the building, along with restaurants and shops on the ground floor.

Crain’s previously reported that Facebook is looking to lease office space at the nearby Hudson Yards buildings, including Related’s and Oxford Properties’ 50 Hudson Yards, which won’t be finished until 2022, and the already-opened 35 and 55 Hudson Yards.

Sources tell The Post that Facebook isn’t giving up Hudson Yards for the Farley Building. Rather, it is looking to lease both spaces, which are roughly two blocks apart on Manhattan’s West Side.

It’s unclear what will happen to Facebook’s current NYC offices, including 758,000 square feet at 770 Broadway and 266,000 square feet at 225 Park Avenue. So.

Both Farley and 770 Broadway are owned by Vornado and its chairman Steve Roth, who has been wining and dining tech companies for years in an effort to lease them the top floors of the post office.
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“Office buildings are our factories – whether for tech, creative or traditional industries we must continue to grow our modern factories to create new jobs,” said United States Senator Chuck Schumer.
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