By: Charles Geraci
In mid-July, The Associated Press will begin consolidating its New York operations from four current locations in Manhattan to 450 W. 33rd Street, the same building that houses the Daily News. The AP will occupy floors 14-16 at its new location. Then it will be goodbye, after 65 years, to its iconic headquarters at Rockefeller Center.
“For the first time, we will be able to consolidate all of our New York operations and at a cheaper rate,” says Jack Stokes, media relations manager for the AP.
All of the AP’s New York employees, around 1,000 in all, will be making the move in a phased operation that will be done over three consecutive weekends, to begin on July 16.
The AP will be renting the new property, as it does at its current locations. “Because we’ll all be working in the same space, we will have new technology that will enable us to more easily and efficiently operate,” says Stokes. The news cooperative announced the move last June.