Mayor Bloomberg: Facebook in Talks to Open New York Office

Facebook is in talks to open an official New York City office location, Mayor Michael Bloomberg told a crowd of journalists at the Brooklyn Navy Yard today. Although a "secret" Facebook office on Fifth Avenue at 45th Street has been open for some time, perhaps Facebook's boy wonder founder Mark Zuckerberg will expand the under-the-radar outpost and finally make some big-time deals with Madison Avenue. "We already have an office in New York City," Larry Lu, a Facebook representative emailed to the Observer. "I can’t comment or otherwise provide details about talks that may be taking place with the city."

But, according to Mayor Bloomberg, he "met with people from Facebook the other day. They’re opening an office here."

When a reporter questioned him further, the mayor confirmed he had "talks" with them and they'd be interested in working on advertising and sales deals.

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