Solana Labs yesterday unveiled its new office space in Lower Manhattan. The office is a space for projects from the Solana blockchain ecosystem to co-work and host events.

New York City Economic Development Corporation President & CEO Andrew Kimball, New York City Chief Technology Officer Matt Fraser, and Manhattan Borough President Mark Levine kicked off the event with a few words, followed by a ribbon cutting to celebrate the new office space. Tech:NYC co-hosted the event with Solana Labs and Solana Foundation.

The four-story high-tech glass-enclosed office space sits at the intersection of Soho, the East Village, and the Lower East Side. Three of the four floors are reserved for web3 companies building in the Solana ecosystem to co-work, collaborate, and host events. Solana ecosystem teams can apply to work in the space, and when selected they will receive deskspace at no cost.

New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) President & CEO Andrew Kimball

New York City has all the ingredients to be the global epicenter of web3. It has the arts, culture, innovation, technology, and talent. It’s exciting to see the Solana community plant a flag right here in New York and let the world know the city is the place to build in blockchain,

New York City Chief Technology Officer Matthew Fraser

As a global hub for emerging tech, New York City is committed to creating an immersive environment for Web3 companies to grow and innovate. We are excited by the vast potential benefits this technology offers New Yorkers – democratizing access to finance for unbanked residents, enhancing the delivery of digital services, and reducing the amount of time necessary to complete processes such as document verification and benefits delivery. I welcome the Solana community to New York City and look forward to working with them,

Raj Gokal, co-founder of Solana Labs

The New York office shows our commitment to fostering the crypto ecosystem in New York. At a time when most are shying away from office space, we’re doubling down and making sure early-stage entrepreneurs have a place to build and collaborate,

Julie Samuels, President & Executive Director of Tech:NYC

Seeing a tech company bet big on the future of New York City is always an encouraging sign, but when that company is a global leader in web3 and building tech that the next generation of world-changing startups will be founded on, the expansion takes on an entirely new meaning. We congratulate Solana Labs for planting roots here in NYC, and for building the kind of community office space that embodies the collaboration and creative spirit that sets New York apart from other tech hubs around the world,

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