Google expansion plans helping to turn NYC into tech hub

Google expansion plans helping to turn NYC into tech hub
FILE - This March 2, 2016, file photo shows the Google office building on Ninth Avenue in New York's Chelsea neighborhood. Google has been quietly expanding its footprint in the city and is reportedly close to reaching a $2.4 billion deal to add the landmark Chelsea Market building in the Meatpacking District to its already substantial New York campus. It's the latest example of a big-name tech firm expanding in New York City, which has, for years, been trying to stake a claim as Silicon Valley East. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City is waiting to hear whether it’s been chosen as the site for Amazon’s second headquarters. But another tech giant is already moving to expand its footprint in the city.

Google is reportedly close to a reaching a .4 billion deal to add a landmark Meatpacking District building to its already substantial New York campus.

The building that houses the Chelsea Market food mall sits across the street from Google’s current New York City headquarters.

Representatives for Google did not respond to requests for comment about the company’s New York expansion plans.

The Google expansion comes as other tech companies, including Amazon, Facebook and Spotify, are also growing in the city.