Apple signs lease for 220,000 square feet of office space near Madison Square Garden

Apple Store Fifth Avenue
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What you need to know

  • Apple has signed a lease for 220,000 square feet of office space in New York City.
  • The company will be taking over the lease from Macy's in the Art Deco building in Midtown.
  • Apple continues to search for a more permanent home in the city.

Apple has just signed a lease to drastically increase its presence in New York City. Reported by the New York Post, the company will now be moving into the 11th through 14th floors of the Art Deco building a Midtown Manhattan building close to Madison Square Garden and the Penn Station railway hub.

The space is currently occupied by Macy's, but the department store is planning on moving its headquarters to Long Island City and subleasing the space to Apple. While Apple has committed to a five-year lease with an option to extend, Macy's will still be on the hook if the company decides to leave as its own lease on the space does not expire until 2035.

A source told the New York Post that while Apple had originally thought it might lease space down near Hudson Yards, the company changed plans quickly when it discovered the Macy's building.

"Although it has a beautiful modern headquarters in Cupertino, Calif., and had toured the new buildings around Hudson Yards, Apple fell in love with 11 Penn."

Apple has continuously been on the hunt for a permanent location in New York City, as it has outgrown its current office space of 52,000 square feet in the Flatiron District along with other temporary locations. The move to the Art Deco building is the company's largest corporate footprint in the city to date, but will certainly not be its last.

Joe Wituschek

Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.