Where did Amazon go wrong? After staging a highly public auction that drew bids from hundreds of cities, the company attempted to craft uncrackable deals with its chosen cities that would avoid community input until most of the details were worked out. In New York, that may have ultimately led to the agreement’s demise.
Amazon says it will not be building a new headquarters in New York, a stunning reversal after a yearlong search.
Real estate agents in the New York City neighborhood where Amazon was set to build one of its newest campuses are lamenting the retail giant’s announcement to pull the deal after the industry saw an uptick as a result of the plans.
One group that’s not sad to see Amazon back out of its New York headquarters? New York City’s independent bookstores, some of which took to social media to celebrate Amazon’s retreat in no uncertain terms:
After Amazon announced Thursday that they would not build a planned phase of their second headquarters in New York, the chairman of the Arlington County Board said that the jobs that would have gone to Queens are not headed to the Crystal City site the sales giant has already selected.
Arlington and other localities around the D.C. region have enough room to add the housing necessary to keep pace with the Amazon-driven population influx expected over the coming years — but actually realizing that potential won’t be easy, regional planners say.
David Iannucci, president and CEO of the Prince George’s County Economic Development Corp., says county officials reached out to Amazon, via email, to convey that the county “stands ready to reengage conversations should there be issues with either the Virginia or New York location.”
In Northern Virginia, January was an especially strong month for sellers. Realtors say open house visits so far this winter are on the rise, driven in part by anticipation over the arrival of Amazon’s second headquarters, or HQ2.
Jeff Bezos’ stunning accusation that the National Enquirer tried to blackmail him mentioned the close ties between the paper’s publisher, David Pecker, and President Donald Trump — and a second, less well-known connection.
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos says he was the target of “extortion and blackmail” by the publisher of the National Enquirer, which he said threatened to publish revealing personal photos of him unless he stopped investigating how the tabloid obtained his private exchanges with his mistress.
Amazon is said to be reconsidering its plans to open up a new campus in New York City’s Long Island City neighborhood after facing backlash from local residents.
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos says the National Enquirer is threatening to publish revealing photographs of him unless his private investigators back off the tabloid.
Local tech executives are urging D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser to speed up the regulatory process laying the groundwork for next-generation wireless networks.
Colloquially dubbed “The Amazon Coat,” the Orolay Thickened Down Jacket has become one of the hottest coats on the streets of frigid cities everywhere.
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam has signed legislation that would carry out the state’s promise to Amazon for up to $750 million in incentives if it creates almost 38,000 jobs at its new Arlington County headquarters.
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