Amazon's in the market for office space in the New York City area. Bloomberg reported Wednesday that the tech giant is looking at almost 400,000 square feet of space on the Jersey City waterfront.
The building is called Harborside 1 and is a Mack-Cali Realty Corporation complex. Jersey City had nominated itself to Amazon as the "perfect location," offering up to $5 billion in economic incentives. The move to Jersey comes after a spectacular failure to build an Amazon campus in New York City in 2019. Amazon's planned move to Long Island City, Queens prompted swift backlash and concerns about gentrification and rising costs of living. Progressive politicians, including Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, led the fight against the deal, which had been endorsed by Mayor Bill de Blasio.
According to Bloomberg, Amazon has been in talks to sublease offices in Manhattan's Hudson Yards. It also bought the Lord & Taylor building on Fifth Avenue and unveiled plans to add more than 2,000 employees in the city.