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  • Who’s got the best tech office space?

    December 16, 2014 05:42PM
    From left: Frank Gehry and Facebook's New York City-based headquarters at 770 Broadway

    From left: Frank Gehry and Facebook’s New York City-based headquarters at 770 Broadway

    From the December issue: While most 9-to-5 employees count on coffeemakers or watercoolers as basic workplace amenities, two Downtown tech titans are taking perks to a whole new level. Last month, Facebook finally unveiled its latest digs at 770 Broadway. The 185,000-square-foot space, which is owned by Vornado Realty Trust, will be used not just as a home base for the social-media giant’s New York-based employees, but also as a recruiting tool to attract those looking to take a bite out of the Big Apple’s growing tech scene. [more] 

     

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    From left: 85 10th Avenue in Chelsea, Sergey Brin, Larry Page and David Greenbaum

    Google officially grabbed 180,000 square feet of office space at a former Nabisco factory in Chelsea owned by Vornado Realty Trust and the Related Companies – about half the size for which the tech giant was negotiating. [more]

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    Google is making an aggressive push into real estate technology, hoping ultimately to predict home sales with extreme speed and accuracy. Check out the video after the jump. [more]

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  • From left: Donny Deutsch, 111 Eighth Avenue and 330 West 34th Street

    From left: Donny Deutsch, 111 Eighth Avenue and 330 West 34th Street

    Donny Deutsch’s advertising firm is moving out of its two-floor spot at 111 Eighth Avenue, freeing up nearly 135,000 square feet for Google in the building the search giant bought in 2010. [more]

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  • Google's 111 Eighth Avenue NYC headquarters

    Google’s 111 Eighth Avenue NYC headquarters

    Google purchased the former Port Authority building at 111 Eighth Avenue in 2010, and now it plans on taking up more of the building’s nearly three million square feet of space. [more]

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  • From left: Verizon building and Chris Levendos, Verizon vice president of national operations

    From left: Verizon building and Verizon’s Chris Levendos

    The city agency tasked with overseeing Verizon’s agreement to wire the five boroughs with FiOS fiber optic cable has conceded that Superstorm Sandy and Hurricane Irene put those plans behind schedule. But a host of other issues independent of storm damage have also held up progress, including the distribution strategy Verizon has pursued since 2008. [more]

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  • CNBC video

    CNBC video

    A Google job ad for a Fiber regional sales manager in New York City has sparked rumors the company is gearing up for a launch of its fiber-optic network. Watch the video after the jump.

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  • google

    From left: 450 West 33rd Street and 550 Washington Street

    Less than a month after signing for an extra 75,000 square feet at Chelsea Market, Google wants more. The tech giant is in talks to lease up to 600,000 square feet in Manhattan. [more]

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  • From left: interior of Arts & Fleas space and exterior of Chelsea Market

    From left: interior of Arts & Fleas space and exterior of Chelsea Market

    The owner of Chelsea Market has recently found success in allowing tenants to try out properties before signing on long-term. [more]

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    Google Capital’s
    David Lawee

    Google Capital, a growth equity fund launched by Google last month, was quick to dole out a $50 million investment in up-and-coming foreclosure marketplace website Auction.com.

    A Google executive will join the board of directors at Auction.com,. The stake taken by the Google fund translates to a $1.2 billion valuation of the auction site. Roughly $26 billion in property sales have occurred on the California-based website since it launched in 2008. Auction.com receives a 5 percent commission from each deal. [more]

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  • gooogle

    From left: Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin, and 85 10th Avenue

    Google is getting closer to signing a lease with Related Companies for 360,000 square feet at 85 10th Avenue in Chelsea. [more]

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  • From left: Chelsea Market at 75 Ninth Avenue, Google's Larry Page and Sergey Brin and 111 Eighth Avenue

    From left: Chelsea Market at 75 Ninth Avenue, Google’s Larry Page and Sergey Brin and 111 Eighth Avenue

    Google is expanding further at Jamestown Properties’ Chelsea Market, The Real Deal has learned. The search giant is taking 17,658 square feet on the second floor of the 75 Ninth Avenue building, where it now has over 300,000 square feet. [more]

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  • Google's 111 Eighth Avenue NYC headquarters

    Google’s 111 Eighth Avenue NYC headquarters

    Tech giant Google scored more than $21 million in real estate tax savings during the past two years, thanks to an unusual intervention on the part of City Finance Department. [more]

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  • Eric Schmidt and the penthouse at 31 West 21st Street

    Eric Schmidt and the penthouse at 31 West 21st Street (Credit: StreetEasy)

    Being the executive chairman of one of the most successful technology companies in the world comes with a few awesome perks — and a whole lot of money. [more]

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  • Larry Page, Sergey Brin and 85 10th Avenue

    From left: Larry Page, Sergey Brin and 85 10th Avenue

    Google is set to take 360,000 square feet at the Related Companies’ 85 10th Avenue. The search giant will move into the 540,000-square-foot former Nabisco factory between 15th and 16th streets between Chelsea Market in the High Line. [more]

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  • 135 Franklin Street in Mountain View, California

    135 Franklin Street in Mountain View, Calif.

    A new affordable housing complex opened today with an unusual backer: tech giant Google. [more]

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  • YouTube's studio in Tokyo, Japan (Photo by fumi via Flickr)

    YouTube’s studio in Tokyo, Japan (Photo by fumi via Flickr)

    YouTube will open a 25,000-square-foot creative studio space in Chelsea next year, DNAinfo reported.

    The studio, to be located at 22 West 21st Street, will allow filmmakers to produce professional-quality videos on the site, a spokesperson for the Google-owned company told DNAinfo. The studio will offer editing suites, voice-over booths and sound stages, as well as on-site training programs. [more]

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  • Eric Schmidt, 31 West 21st Street

    Eric Schmidt, 31 West 21st Street

    Google chairman Eric Schmidt is spending millions of dollars to keep his supposedly womanizing ways under wraps in a Flatiron District penthouse at 31 West 21st Street, the New York Post reported. [more]

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  • From left: 111 Eighth Avenue, which saw the biggest hike in value, and Stuy-Town, which saw the biggest markdown

    From left: 111 Eighth Avenue, which saw the biggest hike, and Stuy-Town, which saw the biggest slash

    In the city’s eyes, Google’s New York City headquarters at 111 Eighth Avenue saw the greatest jump in so-called market value for the upcoming tax year, according to The Real Deal’s analysis of Department of Finance tax assessments. [more]

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  • googleglass

    Google Glass

    People searching for homes can now look up from their phones while checking out a neighborhood, as websites like Trulia begin offering apps on Google Glass, the New York Times reported.

    The web-linked glasses only offer relatively few apps so far, but real estate site Trulia’s is now one. It can send alerts based on the user’s criteria or search history. Photos, walking directions and audio descriptions are also available. [more]

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