Correction Appended: “Made in NY” Media Center, a planned 18,000-square-foot hub for the local media industry site at 20 Jay Street, will be developed and operated by the Independent Film Project, Mayor Bloomberg announced today. Two Trees Management will lease the space to IFP and Brooklyn-based MESH Architectures will handle design of the landmark building, which was originally designed by William Higginson for the Arbuckle Brothers in 1909. The space will specifically focus on collaborations between professionals in the film, television, advertising, new media, gaming, marketing and branding industries. The site is scheduled to open spring 2013.
“New York City’s technology and entertainment industries have never been more exciting than they are today, and our new ‘Made in NY’ Media Center will help bring developers, entrepreneurs and artists together to continue their growth,” said Mayor Bloomberg. “With an estimated 1,000 tech starts-ups, close to 200 films and 164 television and online series all ‘Made in NY’, the media center will help connect these industries and continue economic growth in Brooklyn and across the city.” – Christopher Cameron
Correction: In an earlier version of this piece, The Real Deal incorrectly reported that IFP would co-develop the site with Two Trees. Two Trees has confirmed that they are only in charge of leasing at the property.