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Amazon Writes Letter to the City Detailing Benefits of Long Island City HQ

Spectrum News NY1 – By Spectrum News Staff New York City January 5, 2019 @4:40 PM Facing swirling criticism over a deal to build a new headquarters in Queens, Amazon goes on the offensive, detailing a slew of silver linings for its new neighbors. The online retailer…

AMAZON HQ: WORKING-CLASS NYC'S 'L'

MAKE NEW YORK GRIMEY AGAIN – makenewyorkgrimeyagain – The unveiling of the proposed Amazon HQ in Long Island City was the end of the year slap in the face to working-class New Yorkers. Governor Cuomo decided to grant one of the richest men in the world and his company Amazon with a damn near 3 billion…

Will new Amazon HQs be a boon for local banks?

American Banker – Andy Peters – United Bank in Fairfax, Va., is already gearing up for Amazon's massive expansion in the Washington suburbs. Ahead of its planned move to the Crystal City neighborhood of Arlington, Va., next year, Amazon will need to retrofit several older office…

Campaigners mobilise against Amazon's New York HQ

The Financial Times – Joshua Chaffin in New York – Ilana Engelberg, a 26-year-old social worker, was in no mood to compromise. Neither were the hundreds of others who packed the pews of the Church of the Redeemer in Queens on a recent wintry evening to oppose Amazon and its plans to build a new…

Amazon HQ touted as big win for Big Apple but math is more complex

The Japan Times – New York officials tout their deal to land a new Amazon headquarters as can't-miss math. The city and state put up $2.8 billion in tax breaks and grants. In return, they get an economic engine expected to generate $27 billion in new tax money over…