NYC mayor defends Amazon deal at state budget hearing

Michael Gianaris turned his outrage into leverage when he was appointed to an obscure state board – and soon after, the company called the project offAmazon made plenty of enemies with its plans for a new headquarters in New York, but one of those foes played an outsized role in sending the tech giant packing. Related: Amazon cancels plans for New York headquarters after fierce opposition Continue reading...

NYC mayor defends Amazon deal at state budget hearing

It was "mission critical" for New York City to land one of Amazon's second headquarters and the tens of thousands of jobs the company promises to create, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Monday, just ...

Mon 11 Feb 19 from Phys.org

NY gov raps Amazon critics amid report company's rethinking

Gov. Andrew Cuomo warned Friday about what he called "political pandering" to critics of Amazon's proposed secondary headquarters amid a report that the company is reconsidering its planned ...

Sat 9 Feb 19 from Phys.org

Amazon reconsidering move to New York: report

Amazon is rethinking its decision to create an additional headquarters in New York City amid opposition from key political leaders and protests in the community, the Washington Post reported ...

Fri 8 Feb 19 from Phys.org

As Amazon drops New York City project, progressives claim a major coup

U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wasted no time on Thursday in calling Amazon's decision to scrap plans to build a major New York outpost with nearly $3 billion in city and state ...

Thu 14 Feb 19 from Reuters Technology

Amazon's NY exit spurs reactions on money saved and jobs lost

Amazon.com Inc's decision on Thursday to scrap its proposal to locate a second headquarters in the Queens borough of New York City ignited a sea of dueling reactions on Twitter, with some calling ...

Thu 14 Feb 19 from Reuters Technology

Amazon’s NYC educational investments will continue, despite cancellation of New York HQ2

Amazon’s plans to invest in New York area engineering training programs and other local educational initiatives are not being canceled, despite Amazon’s announcement today that it ...

Thu 14 Feb 19 from TechCrunch

Cities shunned by Amazon revive hopes for HQ given New York opposition

Cities that were shunned in Amazon.com Inc's search for a secondary corporate headquarters are revisiting their bids in case one of the actual winners, New York City, rejects the corporate giant ...

Wed 13 Feb 19 from Reuters Technology

New Yorkers support $3 billion for Amazon's second headquarters, poll finds

By 56 percent to 36 percent, New Yorkers approved of the agreement between New York and Amazon amid ongoing opposition from local leaders.        

Tue 12 Feb 19 from USA today

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