In case you missed it, Brooklyn is officially a tech hub. Senator Chuck Schumer desperately wants to attract as many big tech names as possible, Kickstarter just opened a gigantic office in Greenpoint and a couple of weeks ago, we learned that a massive complex of buildings formerly owned by the Jehovah Witnesses’ Watchtower Society will soon become a sizable tech campus. It’s already been dubbed DUMBO Heights by its developers.
Now, there are reports that the developers may have landed their first big fish. Does Etsy ring a bell?
Today, Crain’s New York reports that the DIY tech startup is in talks to lease as much as 200,000 square feet of the 1.2 million square foot system of buildings. There’s no word yet on which of the complex’s five skybridges-linked buildings they’ll choose, though.
This would be a major upgrade for the wildly popular site, which currently ranks 46th among the nation’s most trafficked sites while fitting its entire staff into 15,000 square foot office in DUMBO. Not only will the new space include a significant percent increase in office space, but employees will also have access to various DUMBO Heights amenities, including a gourmet market, a roof deck, pet-friendly spaces, daycare facilities and bicycle storage.
While there’s no word yet on a date of completion for the project, we’re sure that locking down Etsy as one of the complex’s first anchor companies will attract other big names.
For a more in-depth look at the tech campus, visit the swanky DUMBO Heights website.
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