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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...

De Blasio Will Turn NYC 'Amazon Orange' In Hopes Corporation Will Notice Us

De Blasio Will Turn NYC 'Amazon Orange' In Hopes Corporation Will Notice Us

(Photo by Tod Seelie/Gothamist) There's just one day left before proposals are due for Amazon's second headquarters, and politicians across the country are tripping over themselves to woo the Seattle-based corporate behemoth. Here in New York,...

Update: Woody Allen Feels 'Sad' For Harvey Weinstein, Worries About A 'Witch Hunt'

Update: Woody Allen Feels 'Sad' For Harvey Weinstein, Worries About A 'Witch Hunt'

Woody Allen and Harvey Weinstein arrive on the red carpet at the Los Angeles Premiere of 'Vicky Cristina Barcelona' (Kevin Winter/Getty Images) In the wake of dozens of allegations charging Harvey Weinstein with decades of sexual...

There's A 'Dark Side' To NY's Rush To Win Amazon's New HQ

There's A 'Dark Side' To NY's Rush To Win Amazon's New HQ

Governor Andrew Cuomo announcing earlier this year that Spotify would be moving from Midtown South to 4 World Trade Center, creating 1,000 new jobs in exchange for $11 million in rent subsidies (Drew Angerer/Getty Images) Moving...

Mayor De Blasio Fought Walmart But Now Fawns Over Amazon

Mayor De Blasio Fought Walmart But Now Fawns Over Amazon

Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks at the Global Citizen Festival in Central Park on Saturday, September 23, 2017. (Michael Appleton / Mayoral Photography Office) The corporate behemoth’s “record of driving small businesses out of town and...

Amazon Gets More Tax Credits To Open Administrative Office In Hudson Yards

Amazon Gets More Tax Credits To Open Administrative Office In Hudson Yards

(Governor Cuomo's Flickr) Amazon continues to expand its footprint in New York, bringing new jobs to the city in return for more generous tax breaks from the state. On Thursday, Governor Cuomo announced that the e-commerce...

Amazon To Open First NY Mega-Warehouse In Staten Island, Creating Thousands Of New Jobs In Exchange For Tax Credits

Amazon To Open First NY Mega-Warehouse In Staten Island, Creating Thousands Of New Jobs In Exchange For Tax Credits

An Amazon fulfillment center in Sacramento (Getty) Amazon will soon be opening one of their giant fulfillment centers on Staten Island, the first major facility for the e-commerce behemoth in the state, the company confirmed on...

Whole Foods Trots Out Cheap Avocados & 'Farm Fresh' Alexa Devices On 1st Day Of Amazon Takeovergalleryvideo

Whole Foods Trots Out Cheap Avocados & 'Farm Fresh' Alexa Devices On 1st Day Of Amazon Takeover

It took no time at all for big changes to be implemented at Whole Foods after the company's acquisition by Amazon was finalized on Monday. Shoppers at the grocery giant's stores around the country were greeted by...

Here's The Trailer For 'Crown Heights,' Based On The True Story Of A Wrongful Convictionvideo

Here's The Trailer For 'Crown Heights,' Based On The True Story Of A Wrongful Conviction

Crown Heights, the prison drama about the life of a wrongfully convicted Brooklyn man, is coming to the big screen next month, and this week we got our first peek at the Sundance-acclaimed independent film: The movie...

Will We Have '5-Minute Delivery' With The Amazon-Whole Foods Deal?

Will We Have '5-Minute Delivery' With The Amazon-Whole Foods Deal?gallery

Amazon has officially thrown down the gauntlet in the supermarket wars with its $13.7 billion all-cash purchase of Whole Foods. But what does it really mean? Whole Foods CEO John Mackey, who will stick around after the...

Prime Organic: Amazon To Buy Whole Foods For $13.7 Billion

Prime Organic: Amazon To Buy Whole Foods For $13.7 Billion

(Getty Images) The future, for those who can afford it, is organic fair trade locally-sourced artisanal bespoke groceries delivered by drone: Amazon has announced that it will acquire Whole Foods Market for $13.7 billion. Amazon CEO...

Check Out Amazon's First NYC Store, Located In The Time Warner Center

Check Out Amazon's First NYC Store, Located In The Time Warner Centergallery

Amazon, which upended the book publishing industry two decades ago, will open its first of two New York City stores on Thursday, May 25th. The online retailer's new Big Apple brick-and-mortar presence fills 4,000 square feet at...

'The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel' Brings Us To 1950s NYC & The Legendary Gaslight Cafevideo

'The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel' Brings Us To 1950s NYC & The Legendary Gaslight Cafe

This week Amazon kicked off their new pilot season, offering one episode each for new shows they'll potentially pick up for their original programming. One of the more intriguing offerings is a new series from Amy...

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