If you’re living in San Francisco and working in a hot Valley startup or tech company, you probably have a bit of a commute. If you’re living in NYC and working in a hot startup in the area, not so much. Unlike those in the Valley, most tech companies in New York are in the city itself.
For the entertainment and edification of my northeastern readers, I’ve created a map that superimposes Valley companies on New York and Connecticut, assuming identical driving times (from midtown Manhattan and downtown San Francisco, respectively) and distance from commuter rail (Caltrain and Metro North’s New Haven line, respectively).
To make this more explicit, here are exactly where our Silicon Valley darlings would find themselves:
Adobe: Noroton Heights, Connecticut
Sun Microsystems: north side of Stamford, Connecticut
Apple: North Mianus, Connecticut
Google: North Greenwich, Connecticut
YCombinator: Greenwich, Connecticut
Facebook: Greenwich, Connecticut
Electronic Arts: between Mamaroneck and Eastchester, New York
Oracle: between Mamaroneck and Eastchester, New York
Wikia: Pelham Manor, New York
YouTube: Soundview, Bronx, New York
Zynga: Harlem, Manhattan, New York