Friday, December 06, 2019
"The giant online retailer said it has signed a new lease for 335,000 square feet on the city's west side in the new Hudson Yards neighborhood, where it will have more than 1,500 employees," The Wall Street Journal reported. "Amazon is taking the space without any of the special tax credits and other inducements the company had been offered to build a new headquarters in the Queens neighborhood of Long Island City, the company said."
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez took a victory lap after her argument that the subsidies were unnecessary was vindicated.
"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, and corporate giveaways," she tweeted.
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