Facebook to Lease Farley Post Office Building in Manhattan

NEW YORK (AP) -
James A. Farley Building in Midtown Manhattan.

Facebook has agreed to lease the former main United States Postal Service building in New York City.

The company rented all of the office space in the James A. Farley Building in Midtown Manhattan, which is 107 years old and has 730,000 square feet, The New York Times reported Monday.

Facebook now has 2.2 million square feet of office space in the city, all of which is located on Manhattan’s West Side.

Apple, Amazon and Google all lease space in the same area.

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said in a statement that this investment “ fortifies New York as an international center of innovation.”

Facebook’s office space at Farley and Hudson Yards could allow the company to move another 8,500 workers to the city. The company secured 1.5 million square feet at Hudson Yards late last year.

Facebook currently has around 4,000 employees in its Manhattan offices.