Amazon, which is racing to deliver packages faster, is turning to its employees with a proposition: Quit your job and we'll help you start a business delivering Amazon packages.
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Amazon announced it was dumping a plan to build a campus in Queens because of opposition from local activists and officials, such as freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who called the deal's collapse a sign that "Americans still have the power to organize and fight for their communities."
Groups that opposed the arrival of Amazon in Queens cheered the announcement that the company has abandoned plans to come to New York.
Amazon announced that it will not build a massive campus in Queens because of local opposition.
Amazon decided to dump its plans to build its second headquarters in Long Island City. While the deal never promised Amazon would fork over funding to repair the ailing transit system, revenue might have been used to make improvements.
Amazon will not build a new headquarters in New York City, a stunning reversal to an ambitious plan that would have brought an estimated 25,000 jobs to the city. Along with the jobs, the company had planned to spend $2.5 billion to build the new offices in Queens.
The Amazon deal is facing staunch opposition from some Democrats in the New York City Council and the state Senate, who say too much was given away to one of the world's richest companies. Mayor de Blasio and Governor Cuomo are defending the deal.
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos said Thursday he was the target of "extortion and blackmail" by the publisher of the National Enquirer, which he said threatened to publish revealing personal photos of him unless he stopped investigating how other private photos and messages were obtained by the tabloid.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says fellow Democrats in the state Senate are "playing politics" by nominating a critic of subsidies for Amazon's planned campus in Queens to a state board with the power to derail the project.
A leading critic of New York subsidies for Amazon's plan to build a second headquarters in Queens was nominated Monday to serve on a state board with the power to reject the project, driving a wedge between opponents of the state's financial backing and supporters like Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
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The City Council grilled Amazon executives about the deal with New York City and New York State. Protesters rallied outside City Hall as well as inside the council chambers.
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Some elected officials in New York are criticizing how the Amazon deal was negotiated and the way it is structured. Permits and plans will bypass the city and filter through a special state-building process. To be fair, New York wasn't the only city vying for Amazon's attention. When the tech giant put out the call one year ago, elected leaders around the United States were tripping over themselves to win the bid.
Some elected officials in New York are saying that whatever Amazon will bring to Queens will come at a hefty price and the money the state gifted the tech giant in incentives could have been used to improve things that immediately impact Long Island City residents.
If those in Long Island City, Queens, failed to recognize the climbing canyons of high-rises and surging rents in their neighborhood as a boom, the arrival of the headquarters of Amazon should surely convince them.
Amazon is promising 3.5 acres of public green space, an esplanade, and a school. But some lawmakers say the city and state gave the tech giant way too much.
The Wall Street Journal reported that the tech giant is considering splitting its second headquarters into two locations—one in New York and one in Virginia. The New York Times reported that this is virtually a done deal and that Amazon is nearing a deal to move to Long Island City in Queens and Arlington, Va., a Washington suburb.
Amazon is expanding its physical presence again, this time opening a 4,000-square-foot store that sells a wide range of products, including shower curtains, Hallmark cards and baby bottles.