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Amazon Tries To Woo Wary New Yorkers With Promises Of A 'Mutually Beneficial Partnership'

Amazon Tries To Woo Wary New Yorkers With Promises Of A 'Mutually Beneficial Partnership'

A protest against Amazon in Long Island City last year. (Bebeto Matthews/AP/Shutterstock) Amazon and city economic development officials are in the midst of a marketing blitz aimed at local residents who may be wary about the...

Elon Musk Not Working On A Hyperloop Out Of This LES Basementgallery

Elon Musk Not Working On A Hyperloop Out Of This LES Basement

I know next to nothing about Elon Musk and work hard to keep it that way. So if someone were to say to me, "Have you heard that the eccentric billionaire has set up shop on Rivington...

Amazon Can't Close The BQX's Giant Budget Hole

Amazon Can't Close The BQX's Giant Budget Hole

A rendering of the mythical BQX in Queens Plaza (Friends of the BQX) Almost from the second Amazon announced it would be opening a new campus on the Long Island City waterfront, talk began that this...

Google Announces New $1 Billion Manhattan Campus In Hudson Square

Google Announces New $1 Billion Manhattan Campus In Hudson Square

(Shutterstock) As local elected officials continue to raise questions about Amazon's proposed, heavily-subsidized new campus in Long Island City, tech competitor Google announced it would continue to expand its New York City footprint by 1.7 million...

'We Got Played': City Council Grills Amazon Executives Over Queens Deal

'We Got Played': City Council Grills Amazon Executives Over Queens Deal

James Patchett, the head of the City's Economic Development Corporation, defended the Amazon deal under pointed questioning from the City Council on Wednesday morning (William Alatriste / City Council) “We got played,” Council Speaker Corey Johnson...

Documents Reveal How NY Won Amazon's Rose

Documents Reveal How NY Won Amazon's Rose

A rendering of Amazon in Long Island City prepared by the City's Economic Development Corporation (EDC) On the same day that the City and the State announced the creation of a community advisory committee to "solicit...

Amazon's Queens Expansion Reveals Divisions Among NYC Unions

Amazon's Queens Expansion Reveals Divisions Among NYC Unions

Stuart Appelbaum, president of the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store union, speaking out against Amazon's new campus outside City Hall last Wednesday (Emil Cohen / City Council) In the largest union town in America, the arrival...

Do Amazon's Opponents Have Any Hope Of Stopping Queens Campus?

Do Amazon's Opponents Have Any Hope Of Stopping Queens Campus?

A protest against Amazon in Long Island City earlier this month (Bebeto Matthews/AP/Shutterstock) On Tuesday, Deputy Mayor Alicia Glen appeared on CNBC’s “Squawk Box” to push back against the Amazon backlash. “New York City is a...

Ask A Reporter: Can My Councilmember Block Me On Social Media?

Ask A Reporter: Can My Councilmember Block Me On Social Media?

Jimmy Van Bramer, center, speaks during a coalition rally and press conference of elected officials, community organizations and unions opposing the Amazon headquarters getting subsidies to locate in Long Island City. (Bebeto Matthews/AP/Shutterstock) Ask a Reporter...

Protesters & NYC Politicians Vow to 'March Forever' Against Amazon Dealgallery

Protesters & NYC Politicians Vow to 'March Forever' Against Amazon Deal

Protesters and local politicians vowed they’d “march forever,” if the terms of Amazon’s deal with Mayor Bill de Blasio and Governor Andrew Cuomo to build a second headquarters in Long Island City aren’t walked back. Dozens of...

Iconic Carnegie Deli Will Reopen As A Pop-Up With 99-Cent Sandwiches (Thanks To Mrs. Maisel)

Iconic Carnegie Deli Will Reopen As A Pop-Up With 99-Cent Sandwiches (Thanks To Mrs. Maisel)gallery

Nearly two years after it closed, the iconic Carnegie Deli is returning for a week, with 1950s prices. Why? Well, it's a promotion for Emmy-winning series The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, which is returning for a second season...

Anti-Amazon Protests Planned In NYC For Black Friday & Cyber Monday

Anti-Amazon Protests Planned In NYC For Black Friday & Cyber Monday

A new mural on Ludlow Street (Courtesy of Adrian Wilson) Critics of Amazon's plans for a taxpayer-subsidized Queens campus are making a concerted effort to derail the new location before it's too late. The Amazon opposition,...

Does Amazon Cuomo's '$9 To $1' Sales Pitch Make Sense?

Does Amazon Cuomo's '$9 To $1' Sales Pitch Make Sense?

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and John Schoettler, Vice President Global Real Estate and Facilities for Amazon, at last week's announcement. (Kevin P. Coughlin / Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo) A parable: A man walks into...

Video: Jeff Bezos Is Just Trying To Troll Trump On 'Saturday Night Live'

Video: Jeff Bezos Is Just Trying To Troll Trump On 'Saturday Night Live'video

It probably was inevitable that Saturday Night Live would tackle the news that Amazon will be setting up shop in Long Island City and Arlington, Virginia. But what you may not have guessed is that their...

Wait, There Are Even More Tax Breaks Possible For Amazon's Queens HQ

Wait, There Are Even More Tax Breaks Possible For Amazon's Queens HQ

The Anable Basin in Long Island City is surrounded by warehouses. (Mark Lennihan/AP/Shutterstock) Amazon’s expansion into Queens and the location [pdf] of its proposed new headquarters in Long Island City make it eligible for a lucrative...

These Top NY Politicians Were For Amazon Before They Were Against It

These Top NY Politicians Were For Amazon Before They Were Against It

New York State Senator Michael Gianaris calls on supporters to remove the Amazon app from their phones and boycott the company, as he addresses a rally in New York on Wednesday. (Bebeto Matthews/AP/Shutterstock) On October 16th,...

Amazon's Proposed Queens HQ Meets Resistance: 'We Will Make It Impossible For Them'

Amazon's Proposed Queens HQ Meets Resistance: 'We Will Make It Impossible For Them'

(Jen Hsu / WNYC) The ink is barely dry on the secret agreement that will soon bring Amazon to Long Island City, but some New Yorkers are already working to crush the deal. On Wednesday afternoon,...

NYC Real Estate Brokers & Landlords Are Salivating Over Amazon Invasion

NYC Real Estate Brokers & Landlords Are Salivating Over Amazon Invasion

A sea gull flies off holding fish scraps near a former dock facility outside Gantry State Park in Long Island City (Bebeto Matthews/AP/Shutterstock) Christopher Austad, a real estate broker for Douglas Elliman who rents and sells...

New BFFs Cuomo & De Blasio Celebrate Sweetheart Amazon Deal

New BFFs Cuomo & De Blasio Celebrate Sweetheart Amazon Deal

Mayor Bill de Blasio and Governor Andrew Cuomo celebrate the Amazon VP of Global Real Estate and Facilities John Schoettler (NYC Mayor's Flickr) On Tuesday afternoon, as New Yorkers continued to process the news of Amazon's...

A First Look At Everything New York Will Give Amazon To Come To Queens

A First Look At Everything New York Will Give Amazon To Come To Queens

Traffic moves along 44th Drive in Long Island City, Queens (Mark Lennihan/AP/Shutterstock) For everyone wondering when we would find out how much boodle Andrew Cuomo and Bill de Blasio offered to Amazon in exchange for coming...

It's Official: Amazon Coming To Long Island City In Exchange For $1.5 Billion In State Subsidies

It's Official: Amazon Coming To Long Island City In Exchange For $1.5 Billion In State Subsidies

Photograph of the Long Island City waterfront by Sami Haidar Capping off what is likely the most hyped and humiliation-inducing search for a satellite office in modern history, Amazon has officially announced its plan to bring...

Cuomo Reportedly Planning End Run Around City Council For Amazon LIC HQ

Cuomo Reportedly Planning End Run Around City Council For Amazon LIC HQ

More like Amazon Island. (JUSTIN LANE/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock) Several compelling arguments can be made against the establishment of Amazon's HQ 2.0 in Long Island City, but according to a report in Crain's, Governor Amazon Cuomo is not interested...

NYC To Become Giant Tech Campus Pretty Soon I Guess?

NYC To Become Giant Tech Campus Pretty Soon I Guess?

Google's rendering for a 1.3 million-square-foot building at St. John’s Terminal in the West Village. (COOKFOX Architects) Thanks to the efforts and hyperactive interest of Governor Andrew "Amazon" Cuomo, the Internet's largest retail platform may soon...

A Few Questions Need Answers Before Amazon Invades Long Island City

A Few Questions Need Answers Before Amazon Invades Long Island City

Long Island City (Nick Parmar / Flickr) Monday's bombshell revelation that Amazon might be ready to split its new second headquarters in two and locate one half in Long Island City, initially reported in the Wall...

Amazon Reportedly Considering NYC For Half Of Second Headquarters

Amazon Reportedly Considering NYC For Half Of Second Headquarters

Jeff Bezos, Amazon founder and CEO, speaks at The Economic Club of Washington's Milestone Celebration in Washington (Cliff Owen/AP/Shutterstock) After more than a year of fielding corporate subsidy offers and humiliating gestures from desperate elected officials,...

What Can Be Done To Stop Amazon From Devouring Everything?

What Can Be Done To Stop Amazon From Devouring Everything?

Jeff Bezos, Amazon founder and CEO, speaks at The Economic Club of Washington's Milestone Celebration in Washington last month (Cliff Owen/AP/Shutterstock) There are many, many reasons to want to avoid making purchases from Amazon. The company...

Will New Amazon Tree Delivery Put NYC Christmas Tree Vendors Out Of Business?

Will New Amazon Tree Delivery Put NYC Christmas Tree Vendors Out Of Business?

Don't let this NYC tradition die. (Fox) Name a more feel-good, Christmas-in-New York moment than picking out a tree from one of the city's many vendors. Sure, they can be expensive, and sure, they're just dead...

Everyone Thinks They're Royalty In First Trailer For Matthew Weiner's New Series 'The Romanoffs'

Everyone Thinks They're Royalty In First Trailer For Matthew Weiner's New Series 'The Romanoffs' video

There's been a Mad Men-sized hole in our hearts ever since Don Draper taught the world to sing via a Coca-Cola ad. But creator Matthew Weiner will finally unveil his followup to the landmark show (the...

De Blasio & Cuomo's Unanswered Emails To Jeff Bezos

De Blasio & Cuomo's Unanswered Emails To Jeff Bezos

The mayor and the governor in happier times (Governor's Office / Flickr) On Thursday, New York State submitted four entries to host Amazon's second headquarters, a campus that the company says will cost $5 billion to...

NYC Reveals Amazon HQ Pitch, De Blasio Says Amazon Hurts NYC Businesses

NYC Reveals Amazon HQ Pitch, De Blasio Says Amazon Hurts NYC Businesses

Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks at the Global Citizen Festival in Central Park on Saturday, September 23, 2017. (Michael Appleton / Mayoral Photography Office) The deadline is finally here for cities across the country to submit...

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