Perhaps more so than any other place, New York City has always been a perfect home-away-from-home for Yelp: millions of savvy consumers, tens of thousands of vibrant small businesses, and an endless supply of strong opinions.
In Spring of 2006, Yelp hired its first employee to oversee the young Yelp community in the City of New York. A handful of employees were added to New York’s team in the years that followed. It wasn’t until September 15, 2008 — the same day that Lehman Brothers collapsed — that Yelp established any kind of physical office space in the Big Apple.
Today, we’re excited to announce an aggressive expansion into New York City, with a newly renovated space in Union Square capable of holding 80 employees. We were honored to have been joined this morning by Mayor Mike Bloomberg and Speaker Christine Quinn in opening this space.
Rather than cutting a ribbon, the Mayor decided to post an inaugural 5-star review of Yelp’s new Manhattan office: