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Staten Island Amazon Employee Says He Was Fired For Trying To Unionize

Staten Island Amazon Employee Says He Was Fired For Trying To Unionize

An Amazon worker retrieves a book that fell off a pod at the Amazon fulfillment center on Staten Island (Mary Altaffer/AP/Shutterstock) A former employee of Amazon's mega-warehouse on Staten Island says he was fired last month...

De Blasio Implies Jeff Bezos's Affair Derailed Amazon Deal: 'There Was Clearly Some Unusual Factors'

De Blasio Implies Jeff Bezos's Affair Derailed Amazon Deal: 'There Was Clearly Some Unusual Factors'

"Know what I mean?"nycmayor's flickr It's now been a month since Amazon walked away from a deal to build a corporate campus in New York City. Since then, blame-game billboards have been erected, public officials have...

Pro-Amazon Restaurateur Suing Anti-Amazon Councilmember For Defamation

Pro-Amazon Restaurateur Suing Anti-Amazon Councilmember For Defamation

Queens Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer at a rally against Amazon last month (Emil Cohen / City Council) Amazon may have abandoned its proposed NYC tech campus, but the pleading desperation and provincial infighting whipped up by...

Enraged Pro-Amazon Restaurateur Insists He Isn't 'Actually' Targeting Queens Councilman With Firing Squad

Enraged Pro-Amazon Restaurateur Insists He Isn't 'Actually' Targeting Queens Councilman With Firing Squad

Queens Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer at a rally against Amazon last month (Emil Cohen / City Council) Josh Bowen, the owner of Long Island City restaurant John Brown Smokehouse, was furious with Queens Councilmember Jimmy Van...

Report: Amazon Cuomo Begs Bezos To Give NYC One More Chance Baby Come ON

Report: Amazon Cuomo Begs Bezos To Give NYC One More Chance Baby Come ON

Governor Andrew Cuomo travels to closed Skyway Highway in Buffalo to view its condition and confronts truckers not adhering to Truck/Bus travel ban along the way. (Governor's Office) Did you think Governor Andrew Cuomo was going...

Is The New $1 Billion NY Islanders Development About To Get Amazon'd?

Is The New $1 Billion NY Islanders Development About To Get Amazon'd?

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, joined from left: (former) New York Islanders Captain John Taveres, singer/songwriter Billy Joel, and New York Islander Cal Clutterback, unveiled the 10th proposal of his 2018 State of the State: Bringing the...

Pro-Amazon Protesters Were Reportedly Paid To Demonstrate Against Company's Withdrawal

Pro-Amazon Protesters Were Reportedly Paid To Demonstrate Against Company's Withdrawal

The site of last week's rally, which allegedly featured paid protests (Google Maps) Some of the pro-Amazon protesters who rallied against the company's decision to cancel its move to Long Island City last week were secretly...

Amazon's Antagonists In Virginia Say NYC's Outcome Gave Them Hope

Amazon's Antagonists In Virginia Say NYC's Outcome Gave Them Hope

Crystal City in Arlington, VA, home to Amazon's new campus (ERIK S LESSER/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock) In the days since Amazon dropped its plans to build a corporate campus in Queens, the company has met with increased opposition to...

Shadowy Conservative Group Puts Up Two More 'Wack' Anti-AOC Billboards In Times Square

Shadowy Conservative Group Puts Up Two More 'Wack' Anti-AOC Billboards In Times Square

AOC seems some more wack bullshit out there in the distance. (Shutterstock) / Job Creators Network Conservative media folks like to talk a lot about "Trump Derangement Syndrome," which as Psychology Today explained, is the notion...

NYC's Economic Chief: Amazon 'Never Hired A Single New Yorker' To Boost The Deal

NYC's Economic Chief: Amazon 'Never Hired A Single New Yorker' To Boost The Deal

James Patchett, president and CEO of the NYCEDC, at a City Council oversight hearing on Amazon earlier this month (John McCarten / City Council) The post-Amazon blame game continues. The latest player was James Patchett, president...

AOC Mocks 'Wack' Times Square Billboard Blaming Her For Killing Amazon Deal

AOC Mocks 'Wack' Times Square Billboard Blaming Her For Killing Amazon Deal

(Kevin Hagen/AP/Shutterstock) After Amazon decided not to build a giant corporate campus in Queens last week, the blame has mostly been spread amongst progressive activists, State Senator Michael Gianaris, the $3 billion in grants and subsidies,...

Who's Responsible For Amazon Quitting Queens?

Who's Responsible For Amazon Quitting Queens?

Anyone? (Cliff Owen/AP/Shutterstock) Who would dare stop Amazon from creating 25,000 to 40,000 high-paying jobs in Long Island City? Who would be stupid enough to chase away billions of dollars in tax revenue for transportation and...

The Governor Formerly Known As Amazon Wakes Up To A New Political Reality

The Governor Formerly Known As Amazon Wakes Up To A New Political Reality

Governor Cuomo announcing at a press conference in November that Amazon would come to Long Island City (Kevin P. Coughlin/Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo) There might have been a moment on Thursday afternoon when Governor...

Elated Activists Party In Queens To Celebrate Amazon's Withdrawal: 'That Old Model Is Done'gallery

Elated Activists Party In Queens To Celebrate Amazon's Withdrawal: 'That Old Model Is Done'

From the moment Amazon announced that it had chosen Long Island City, Queens for one half of their new corporate campus, Maritza Silva-Farrell says she knew the company was underestimating its grassroots opponents. She'd seen the same...

'This Is Devastating': LIC Real Estate Brokers React To Amazon's Reversal

'This Is Devastating': LIC Real Estate Brokers React To Amazon's Reversal

Long Island City (Photo by Thomas Hawk/Flickr) News of Amazon’s decision to not build an office campus in Long Island City shocked and frustrated the city’s real estate industry, where some of the biggest developers, including...

UPDATES: Amazon Cancels Plan To Open NYC Campus In Queens

UPDATES: Amazon Cancels Plan To Open NYC Campus In Queens

(JUSTIN LANE/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock) [SCROLL DOWN FOR UPDATES] Facing increasing opposition from activists and some lawmakers, Amazon has decided to pull out of the deal to build a corporate campus in New York City. The move comes after...

How A Useless $400 Million Tax Break For NYC Developers Chugged Along For 20 Years

How A Useless $400 Million Tax Break For NYC Developers Chugged Along For 20 Years

Lower Manhattan in 2011 (Jay Fine / Flickr) In all the uproar over the $3 billion that New York city and state plan to give away to win Amazon's new Queens corporate center, one of the...

Amazon Is Threatening To Take Its Jobs And Go Elsewhere

Amazon Is Threatening To Take Its Jobs And Go Elsewhere

Protesters at last week's City Council hearing on the Amazon deal (John McCarten / City Council) In a move that could jeopardize the integrity of any future "HQ3" contest, Amazon is threatening to take its jobs...

Woody Allen Sues Amazon For $68 Million For Terminating Contract Due To '25-Year Old, Baseless Allegation'

Woody Allen Sues Amazon For $68 Million For Terminating Contract Due To '25-Year Old, Baseless Allegation'

Woody Allen promoting "Wonder Wheel" in Nov. 2017 (Greg Pace/Shutterstock) Woody Allen has sued Amazon Studios for $68 million for terminating his movie contract due to what he describes in the suit as a "25-year old,...

LaGuardia Community College Students & Faculty Fight Back Against Amazon 'Handout'

LaGuardia Community College Students & Faculty Fight Back Against Amazon 'Handout'

(SunnyDazzled / Flickr) Of all the institutions, public or private, near Amazon’s ground zero in Queens, none may have more to gain or lose than LaGuardia Community College. The school, a part of the CUNY system,...

Queens Senator Could Kill Cuomo's Amazon Deal: 'This Is Not A Dictatorship'

Queens Senator Could Kill Cuomo's Amazon Deal: 'This Is Not A Dictatorship'

In November, New York State Sen. Michael Gianaris, center, calls on supporters to remove the Amazon app from their phones and boycott the compony, as he address a coalition rally and press conference (Bebeto Matthews/AP/Shutterstock) Aside...

Amazon's NYC Campus, Donald Trump's Rise, & NY's Prison Boom All Share A Common Ancestor

Amazon's NYC Campus, Donald Trump's Rise, & NY's Prison Boom All Share A Common Ancestor

Protesters at Wednesday's City Council hearing on Amazon's planned new Long Island City campus (John McCarten / City Council) In 1968, shortly after the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., the Republican governor of New York...

City Council Grills Amazon On Runaway Subsidies And Anti-Union Stance

City Council Grills Amazon On Runaway Subsidies And Anti-Union Stance

Protesters drop a banner during the City Council's hearing on Amazon's plan to build a massive campus in Long Island City on Wednesday (Jim O'Grady / Gothamist) New York’s pro and anti-Amazon forces went at each...

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...

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