- Amazon seeks to expand its presence in New York City.
- The New York Post reported that the company is considering opening an additional office in Manhattan.
- Amazon's former New York City excursion ended in the controversy as the online retailer dismissed his plans to launch another headquarters in Queens.
Amazon doesn't give up on New York City yet.
Sure, the online giant's plans to build another headquarters or HQ2 to Long Island City Famously fell apart in February. But it won't stop Amazon from expanding its presence in the Big Apple in a more subtle way.
New York Post reported that Amazon is in the market for at least 100,000 square feet of office space; It has apparently seen Brookfield's west-edge skyscrapers One Manhattan West and the not yet completed two Manhattan West.
Amazon did not respond promptly to Insiders' request for comment. The 67-storey western part of Manhattan offers 2.1 million square feet, while the two Manhattan West will eventually rise to 58 stories and boast 1.9 million square feet. Two Manhattan West open to tenants by 2022.
According to the New York Post, Amazon employs 5,000 people in New York City, including workers at a performance center on Staten Island.
If Amazon really becomes a tenant of one of the Brookfield properties, it will secure a midtown foothold within walking distance of the New York City Transit Hub Penn Station.
But not everyone is excited about the prospect of the business growing in New York. AM New York reporter Ivan Pereira live-tweeted a press conference hosted by New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio and activist Gloria Steinem, while the Amazon report was brought up.
The Mayor's Office did not immediately respond to Business Insider's request for comment.