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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:59 am 
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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Amazon will announce the location of its second headquarters Tuesday, and it appears New York City will be one of two winners.

News the corporate giant was eyeing the Big Apple broke last week, but we’ve been waiting for an official announcement.

https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2018/11/13 ... s-winners/


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:50 am 
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and other New York Democrats pick a fight with Amazon and Jeff Bezos over HQ2 in Queens

Democrats from New York's Queens borough slammed Amazon's plan for offices in the area, setting up a potential political fight with one of the world's most powerful companies.

The criticism came even as Virginia lawmakers largely welcomed the e-commerce company's decision to open up another facility outside Washington, D.C

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/11/13/alexand ... n-hq2.html


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2018 1:54 pm 
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Cuomo pushes back on claim that New York 'gave' Amazon $1B: 'Factually baseless'

Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-N.Y.) is pushing back against claims that New York "gave" Amazon $1 billion to lure the retail giant's second headquarters to a location in Queens.

"The New York Post, which is representative of extreme conservatives, says essentially that New York 'gave Amazon $1 billion,'" Cuomo wrote in an op-ed published Monday. "Their argument is factually baseless."

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2018 5:31 pm 
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Just read Zuckerberg considers himself and FB at war with us, America.


https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/markets ... ar-BBPRSnz

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 2:27 pm 
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NYC Lawmakers Move to Block Amazon HQ2-Style Secret Deals

New York City council members will introduce legislation to prevent city officials signing non-disclosure agreements like the ones used in talks with Amazon.com Inc. over its new headquarters.

Council members Brad Lander, Jumaane Williams and Jimmy Van Bramer plan to introduce the legislation. Lander, the council’s deputy leader for policy, said parallel legislation is in the works at the state level. City legislation aimed at prohibiting future non-disclosure agreements isn’t ready for review, Lander said.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2018 3:51 pm 
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It's going to transform whatever part of Long Island City they put it in.

For everyone else, LIC is a gentrifying warehouse district in Queens right by the East River. It's near the midtown tunnel. Noguchi's old studio is there. That's now a museum, and a good place to visit.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2018 11:58 pm 
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‘No new home for Amazon in NYC’ campaign takes the struggle to the mayor’s mansion

Despite the wind and rain, protesters converged on Dec. 16 across the street from Gracie Mansion, the Mayor’s residence in New York City, to let Mayor Bill de Blasio and Governor Andrew Cuomo know that New Yorkers would not accept the “sweetheart deal” made between New York City and the Amazon Corporation.

The demonstrators, representing a coalition of political and community groups, rallied against the proposed deal which gives $1.7 billion in tax breaks and incentives to a trillion-dollar corporation known for its shabby treatment of workers. This give-a-way takes place at a time when New York City Housing Authority buildings are in dire need of repair and City University of New York students are struggling to pay for their education.

https://www.liberationnews.org/no-new-h ... rationnews


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2018 12:35 am 
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It's going to transform whatever part of Long Island City they put it in.

For everyone else, LIC is a gentrifying warehouse district in Queens right by the East River. It's near the midtown tunnel. Noguchi's old studio is there. That's now a museum, and a good place to visit.


When you say it's gentrifying I'm imagining homes for people to live in are being carved out cubical style in old warehouses and factories.

If it's a warehouse district by the East River, I would think the soils would be saturated with who knows what, out gassing through concrete floors. The soils there have digested so much.

I don't think it is a good place for people to live, bad enough to go there to work.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2018 2:53 pm 
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Anything with a river view is going high-rise. In some cases, the old buildings, mostly warehouses and factories, have some historical significance, and so they build new boxy condo structures around them. It gets weird. The Pepsi plant had a huge sign along the river, and when everything was removed for several high rises, a brand new sign was called for in the contract with the developers. Historical significance. I read about an old unused power station in Greenpoint that was protected, so they're building condos on top of it. The old part of the Domino sugar refinery was preserved, but a big condo in that new weird style with the little square windows was built next to it. The river front is now "Domino Park" and quite nice. Killer view of Manhattan.

Indeed, everything around there is big time polluted.

It doesn't help that the East River is not really a river. It's an estuary. The current, when there even is one, changes direction with the tide.

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