By Brian Danuff
Former New York City mayor and Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg is moving his campaign headquarters to Times Square.
Bloomberg’s new offices will now be located on the eighth floor of the 18-story office building on 229 W. 43rd St. The building was home to the New York Times from 1913 to 2007, and its first-through-sixth floors are currently owned by Jared Kushner, the son-in-law and senior advisor to President Donald Trump.
The Bloomberg campaign currently employs over 300 staffers at its headquarters and another 200 across the country. In an email shared with those staffers, the offices will have an open layout and Bloomberg himself will have a desk out in the open, similar to how he plans to structure the East Room of the White House if elected. The offices will have rooms and conference spaces named after states and feature the number of delegates each state sends to the Democratic National Convention. There will also be a countdown clock to Super Tuesday, as Bloomberg is skipping the first four states of the Democratic Primary.
A recent Economist poll has Bloomberg polling at 4.8% nationally, ahead of Sen. Amy Klobuchar (3.8%) and Andrew Yang (3.5%), but behind former Vice President Joe Biden (28.3%), Sen. Bernie Sanders (19.1%), Sen. Elizabeth Warren (15.1%), and Mayor Pete Buttigieg (8.3%).