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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:07 am 
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State Senate Majority Leader Does an About-Face on Amazon

What a difference a month makes. Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins, who was one of the people Gov. Andrew Cuomo blamed for Amazon backtracking its HQ2 deal last month, is now asking Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos to come back.

"Please reconsider what you've decided. New York is absolutely the best place for Amazon to grow," Stewart-Cousins said in an interview on The Brian Lehrer Show on WNYC.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:43 pm 
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Maybe Amazon should just rent a large number of floors in Hudson Yards. That's already been whored out to the corporations and the rich types, and besides then they could get priority tickets to visit whatever that round thing you walk up and down is called. Also they could look down at Google not far away in that giant old building in Chelsea.

If you sense cynicism here, you are right. This part of New York used to do things like make up trains and pack meat. Now it's for whatever they're calling corporate yuppie types this year. The lower West Side is becoming a monument to land developer rapacity.

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Zowie, it sounds like those corporate yuppie types are flocking to live on the very spot those old boy roaring corporate types saturated the soil with toxic chemical waste for maximum corporate efficiency and profit.

Have you considered just letting them have it?

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It would be mean to make poor people live there.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 6:52 pm 
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It's the old train yards. The High Line goes right past it. Heaven forbid that much open space should exist in Manhattan without building something over it to launder foreign capital and attract overpaid corporate types, so they did. It's the perfect spot for Amazon.

I know the Meat Packing District used to dump waste from slaughterhouses around there. Otherwise I was under the impression that the most polluted area was around the Gowanus Canal. I've also read about a coal ash dump near the World's Fair site that would give Gowanus a run for it.

I could be wrong, of course.

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