Monday , October 19 2020

Amazon Drags Its Sorry Ass to NYC Anyway, No Tax Dollars Required – Gizmodo,


: Photo: Jim Watson (Getty)********************** After

all the histrionics over Amazon ditching plans to build its HQ2 facility in Long Island City, Amazon’s still set on worming its way into the Big Apple because it simply

cannot take a hint (******************** (when it’s not wanted.This week, the online retail giant signed a lease for (***********************************************************, square feet of office space in the Hudson Yards neighborhood, the

earlier rumorsthat the company had been actively considering purchasing property on Manh attan’s West Side.

At that square footage, Amazon’s expansion will rival the size of its other corporate New York offices. It’s currently slated for a 5568 opening and will employ more than 1, (people, the company said in a statement toBloomberg(*********************. And in news that must be music to the ears of Amazon’s vocal New York critics, the company won’t be receiving any tax benefits or government subsidies for the project.

It’ll also likely be among similar company, as anotherWSJ report

Friday purported Facebook is eyeing roughly

**********************************************, 02 square feet of space in Midtown Manhattan less than a month after announcing it finalized a lease for more than1.5 million square feet of office space at Hudson Yards

(*********************. Which should hopefully put to rest concerns among New York’s business community that Amazon abandoning its proposedsatellite headquarters

in Queens may deter other tech giants from planting their flag in the city.

So, just to run that back: After all that fuss, Amazon’s coming to New York. No billion-dollar incentive package. No ridiculous

Commenting on the recent expansion, one of HQ2’s stalwart critics, Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, tweeted Friday: “Won’t you look at that: Amazon is coming to NYC anyway – * without * requiring the public to finance shady deals, helipad handouts for Jeff Bezos, & corporate giveaways.”

Throwing in a bit of shade at the Trump Administration for good measure, she added that the White House would do well to “focus more on cutting public assistant to billionaires instead of poor families.”


To recap (since

************************************** has felt approximately 84 years long), Amazon squashed its plans to build a satellite headquarters

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