Netflix announced that it will be opening offices in Manhattan and Brooklyn, bringing thousands of jobs to New York City over the next five years. The media giant has leased 100,000 square feet of office space at 888 Broadway in the Financial District and another 161,000 square feet at 333 Johnson Avenue in Brooklyn.
The Manhattan addition of the Manhattan office alone will quadruple Netflix’s number of New-York based employees and be hiring executives with expertise in content acquisition and development, production, law, publicity, and marketing. The Brooklyn space will house six sound stages and open thousands of production jobs by 2024. Tax credits that will assist with Netflix’s expansion are directly tied to their commitment to provide–and maintain–jobs.
The new production hub will increase Netflix’s production capacity in New York, where the media company has already filmed “Orange is the New Black,” “The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” “She’s Gotta Have It,” “The Irishman,” “Someone Great,” “Private Life,” ” and “Russian Doll.”