By  on September 21, 2017
Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed without permission.Mandatory Credit: Photo by Julio Cortez/AP/REX/Shutterstock (8450710f)A pedestrian walks in front of the entrance to the Whole Foods supermarket during its grand opening, in Newark, N.J. Whole Foods anchors the renovated Hahne's building, which opened a month earlier after being closed for 30 yearsSupermarket, Newark, USA - 01 Mar 2017

New York may not win Amazon’s “Olympics” of corporate office scouting for its new “HQ2” headquarters, but it just won the silver medal: The e-commerce giant announced Thursday that it signed a 15-year lease for a 359,000-square-foot office space in the city’s Far West Side.

“We're excited to expand our presence in New York — we have always found great talent here,” said Paul Kotas, Amazon’s senior vice president of worldwide advertising. Next year, the company’s advertising team will occupy a large chunk in Brookfield Property Partners L.P.’s Hudson Yards development at 5 Manhattan West. Recent Amazon acquisition Whole Foods will also open a location at the base of the building.

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