Paul Darrah, Google’s head of real estate, on Tuesday detailed some of the company’s plans to double in size in New York over the next decade.

“It’s where people want to live and work,” Darrah told a gathering of the Real Estate Board of New York.

The Big Apple already has Google’s second largest office outside the company’s Mountain View, Calif., headquarters.

Google owns 111 Eighth Ave. and Chelsea Market among other buildings and is working on developing a second cluster in Hudson Square, where it has committed to space at 315 and 345 Hudson St., plus more at the Pier 57 and a new, 1.3 million-square-foot tower at 500 Washington St. for its global business operations and sales.

“Hudson Square … will really enable the goal of doubling in size in New York,” said Darrah, who previously worked on Bloomberg’s headquarters. Google intends to continue to develop the Chelsea campus and is looking to Hudson Square as “Google New York City.”

Meanwhile, a new ferry route is linking Chelsea and Hudson Square. “The goal is to keep Googlers together,” Darrah said.

Darrah diplomatically said that Google was “excited” to have Amazon’s HQ2 as part of the local tech community, and while that won’t happen, “they are still here.”

But he warned that with several tech companies growing in places like Austin, Texas, and Chicago as well as in New York, “the war for talent is a real issue.”