Netflix to expand NYC presence with massive new 'production hub'

David Caplan
April 18, 2019 - 1:22 pm

FILE- This March 19, 2018, file photo shows the Netflix app on an iPad in Baltimore. The steaming company is joining the lobbying group the Motion Picture Association of America. The MPAA announced Tuesday that Netflix will join its ranks, becoming the first streaming service to do so. The only other members of the MPAA are the six major studios. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Amazon may have pulled the plug on expanding in New York City, but Netflix is seeing things differently. 

Netflix will expand its New York presence with a new "production hub," Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Thursday afternoon. 

Netflix "will expand its presence in New York with a production hub in New York City, bringing hundreds of jobs and up to $100 million in investments to the city," reads a statement from Cuomo's office. "The production hub will include an expanded office in Manhattan that will directly create 127 high-paying executive content, marketing and production development jobs over the next five years, and six sound stages in Brooklyn with the capacity to hold thousands of production crew jobs within five years. 

"Netflix is innovative, creative and bold - just like New Yorkers - and the expansion of this cutting-edge company in New York once again demonstrates the Empire State is open for business," Governor Cuomo said. "We're proud Netflix chose New York to grow its business, and we look forward to the jobs, economic activity and world-class productions this project will bring."

Jason Hariton, Director of Worldwide Studio Operations & Real Estate at Netflix said, "New York has created a film-friendly environment that's home to some of the best creative and executive talent in the world, and we're excited to provide a place for them at Netflix with our production hub."

Netflix's new corporate offices will take up approximately 100,000 square feet at 888 Broadway in Manhattan's Flatiron District. The offices will house the 127 new executive content acquisition, development, production, legal, publicity and marketing positions in addition to Netflix's 32 current New York-based employees.

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