Altice USA announced plans to move its corporate headquarters from Bethpage, New York, on Long Island to Long Island City in Queens, while consolidating its sprawling Bethpage facilities into one big core operations center.
Spokeswoman Lisa Anselmo told FierceCable that headquarters staff was informed today of the move to new offices just outside of Manhattan. She said Altice is still in negotiations on a lease for office space, and it can’t reveal the specific location. The move will take place in the fourth quarter, Anselmo said.
New York City offices will also be consolidated into this headquarters facility.
“We’re bringing some of those corporate functions closer to Manhattan to where many of our key business partners are,” Anselmo said.
The Bethpage consolidation will take a little longer: It’s scheduled for completion in 2019. Anselmo said the Bethpage campus, inherited last year when Altice closed on its $17.7 billion purchase of Cablevision, has been under capacity for several years. When the consolidation is completed, she added, Bethpage will be at full capacity.
“As a leading New York employer, Altice USA is pleased to establish our Bethpage facility as a core Altice USA Operations Center and to continue making an impact in the local community,” Altice said in a statement.
“We remain committed to our presence on Long Island, and to creating a collaborative work environment for our employees to help expedite innovation and technology advancements for our customers. At the same time, we are excited to join the Long Island City community and to establish Long Island City as the company’s corporate headquarters. Long Island City is a vibrant and growing business location, and we look forward to creating a great place to work for employees.”