Facebook in New York City?
Now that investment banks are nearly extinct, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg wants tech companies to fill the void.
The mayor told reporters at a press conference about environmental initiatives on Thursday that the city is in talks with Facebook about opening a New York city office.
Funny thing is, Facebook, which is headquartered in Palo Alto, California, already has a New York office near Times Square. It’s one of Facebook’s 10 worldwide offices, spread out in locations like Chicago, Atlanta and Venice Beach, California and Dublin, Ireland.
Most of the U.S. offices are primarily sales offices, said Facebook spokesman Larry Yu.
Could the hot Internet company, which signed up its 200 millionth active user this week, be looking to relocate more of its business operations, beyond sales, to the Big Apple?
Yu wouldn’t comment on any plans relating to Facebook’s New York office, and declined to confirm that Facebook was even in talks with Bloomberg.
“We’re not going to be commenting on any speculation in terms of what our operational plans might be,” said Yu.
(Additional reporting by Edith Honan)