Amazon might be reconsidering its second headquarters in NY

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Amazon has taken heat from a range of public officials, including the aforementioned Ocasio-Cortez, as well as state Sen.

The report, which cited unnamed sources, said Amazon executives have had discussions recently to rethink the company's plans for ny and consider alternatives. The report cited two unnamed people familiar with the company's thinking. "New Yorkers wont be bullied by Jeff Bezos, and if Amazon is unwilling to respect workers and communities they will never be welcome in New York City".

"Not sure where the Governor is getting his "fake news" from but Senate Democratic Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins has made it clear we are not looking at raising taxes", said spokesman Mike Murphy.

In the face of widespread and impassioned opposition from local politicians, progressive members of Congress, and ordinary New Yorkers, Amazon is reportedly having second thoughts about its plan to locate a second headquarters site in Long Island City.

Amazon shares closed down 1.6 percent on Friday.

A seagull flying while holding fish scraps near a former dock facility, with "Long Island" painted on old transfer bridges at Gantry State Park in the Long Island City section of the Queens Borough of NY, on November 13, 2018. In Queens, Amazon is moving into an established area that's been going through transition lately; it is also where residents are already feeling the pressure of new jobs, rising rents and forced relocations of some local businesses. The selections came after a year-long competition with hundreds of cities vying for Amazon's favor.

The company's presence near Madison Avenue would conceivably enable it to dip into the talent pool of both ad agencies and marketing consultancies as Amazon works to sharpen its expertise and beef up its ad offerings.

Amazon is re-considering its decision to split its second headquarters between New York and Virginia after mounting local opposition in New York City, according to a report. One point of contention could be Amazon's opposition to labor unions.

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"Can everyday people come together and effectively organize against creeping overreach of one of the world's biggest corporations?".

Of course, Amazon has heavily researched other cities and may still be in conversation with some of them for potential future sites.

Governor Andrew Cuomo, who has touted the deal to bring Amazon to NY, criticized state Democrats.

At a contentious City Council meeting last week, Amazon's public policy director Brian Huseman touted the deal's benefits for the city, but also said that Amazon wants to invest in a "community that wants us".

The announcement, however, was immediately by local NY politicians.

Amazon ended the frenzy by dividing the spoils between the two most powerful U.S. East Coast cities and offering a consolation prize of a 5,000-person center in Nashville, Tennessee. Plus, adding 25,000 high-paying jobs to this corner of Queens will only make gentrification worse, activists warn.

The company, which announced previous year that it had chosen a site in Long Island City to house 25,000 employees, has not leased or purchased office space for the project yet, making it easy to withdraw the commitment, according to the Washington Post. According to The Post, Amazon has yet to sign a lease for office space or lock itself into anything legally binding it to its commitment to put HQ2 in New York City.

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