Soon, Manhattan will be home to its very own film and TV studio known as Sunset Pier 94 Studios. The campus is expected to generate $6.4 billion in economic impact over the next three decades and create more than 1,700 jobs—adding to the recent new record for the highest amount of jobs in NYC history!
Construction on Sunset Pier 94 Studios officially broke ground on Tuesday, October 24th in a long-vacant space on the West Side. The city has partnered with Vornado Realty Trust, Hudson Pacific Properties, and Blackstone for the project, bringing NYC a $350 million private investment.
“It was only a few months ago that we announced this exciting new public-private partnership that’s going to bring jobs and a huge economic boon to the film and television industry here in New York City, and we are already breaking ground,” said NYCEDC President and CEO Kimball. “This is a huge milestone for the city and all our partners, and we are looking forward to cutting the ribbon on Manhattan’s first film, television, and content production facility, along with the significant improvements to the public realm and waterfront access on the West Side of Manhattan.”
Sunset Pier 94 Studios will house state-of-the-art film, television, and content production technology, with hopes to make NYC a bigger competitor in the industry space. Just in the last decade, NYC’s film and TV industry has provided 185,000 jobs for residents and created more than $18 billion in wages.
“Sunset Pier 94 Studios heralds a new era for artistic production in our borough. This investment in Manhattan as a hub of the entertainment industry and a talented workforce will undoubtedly have a positive impact on our economy,” said Manhattan Borough President Mark Levine.
In addition to the creation of jobs and economic impact, Sunset Pier 94 Studios will benefit public spaces, bringing new public restrooms to Hudson River Park, bike safety improvements, and 25,000 square feet of open space on the waterfront.
Construction on Sunset Pier 94 Studios is expected to be completed by the end of 2025. Learn more here.