Facebook Engineers Are Coming to New York

Mark Zuckerberg: not moving to New York.Photo: Bloomberg/2011 Bloomberg

Facebook will open a major new engineering office in New York City, a move the company announced in a high-profile press conference with Mayor Bloomberg and Senator Chuck Schumer this afternoon. It’s an important milestone in the city’s effort to cultivate the burgeoning high-tech sector here, and it will be Facebook’s first engineering outpost on this coast. Is West Coast programmers versus East Coast programmers the new Biggie versus Tupac?