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Silicon Central: How New York Tech Grew Up And Moved Uptown

In 2009, if you walked into Foursquare’s overflowing Astor Place loft office, it was impossible not to become infatuated by the New York startup scene. The engineering community was a thriving group of 20-somethings whose lifestyles catered to easy commutes and after-work dodgeball leagues.

In 2013 tech edged above 14th street, branding Flatiron as its own. Affordable rent and community within a commercial district offered Yext, Flatiron Health and others a level of maturity blended with relevance.

Today, however, the poachable engineer is at a very different stage of life. This cohort of seasoned tech talent has sparked a new tech HQ: Silicon Central, the blocks circumventing Bryant Park and Grand Central Terminal.

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