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.Read Complete Article