Tag: New York City

New York Did Us All a Favor by Standing Up to Amazon

Imagine that a bunch of children are sitting around a table when a seemingly beneficent adult walks into the room carrying a plate of cupcakes. The kids burst out in excitement — until they notice a problem: There are fewer cupcakes than children. At this point, the adult announces some ground rules. To receive a […]

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For Some 2020 Democrats, Rejection of Amazon Aligns With Far-Left Policy Views

The decision by Amazon this week to abandon its planned headquarters in New York City tapped into one of the major themes of left-wing Democrats: that giant corporations — and in some cases the billionaires who run them — must be held to account for wage inequality, corporate greed and middle-class stagnation. And some contenders […]

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Amazon Bails and New York Reacts: The City ‘Was Never Really On Board’

Like seemingly every New Yorker, Adrianne Santiago was eager to weigh in on Amazon’s decision to abandon its plans to build a vast campus in Queens and create more than 25,000 jobs. To Ms. Santiago, 33, who lives in Brooklyn, politicians presented the deal as a fait accompli to New Yorkers and offered no avenue […]

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Jack Taylor, Scourge of the Wrecking Ball in Manhattan, Dies at 93

Jack Taylor, a volunteer landmarks preservationist, died on Feb. 8 in Manhattan after bequeathing to New Yorkers an enduring legacy that includes the historic Ladies’ Mile Shopping District and the storied Democratic Party headquarters known as Tammany Hall. He was 93. His death was confirmed by a cousin, Taylor Wilcox. In the early 1960s, many […]

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Why the Amazon Deal Collapsed: A Tech Giant Stumbles in N.Y.’s Raucous Political Arena

A senior executive from Amazon, one of the world’s biggest companies, led by the world’s richest person, found himself last weekend in a showdown with a suburban state senator. The executive, Brian Huseman, who is based in Washington D.C., was trying to find out whether the New York state senator, Andrea Stewart-Cousins, would exert more […]

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Amazon Isn’t Interested in Making the World a Better Place

The announcement on Thursday that Amazon has canceled its plan to build a headquarters in New York City is no victory. It’s no defeat, either. What it is, to use a Big Apple term, is meh, yet another indication that the dulcet attractions of tech have lost their charm for many and that the business […]

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Northern Virginia Is Keeping Amazon’s 25,000 Jobs and It Wants You to Know It

WASHINGTON — When Amazon canceled its plans to build an expansive corporate campus in New York City this week, officials more than 200 miles away in Northern Virginia decided to make a statement. Their region had its act together, they had been far more prepared and they were free of drama. That message came from […]

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New York Today: N.Y. Today: How the Amazon Deal Fell Apart

[Want to get New York Today by email? Here’s the sign-up.] It’s Friday. We’re off Monday for Presidents’ Day. Weather: A hint of spring, with highs in the mid-50s, but overcast today with a chance of rain. Sunny but cooler over the weekend. Alternate-side parking: In effect until Monday (Presidents’ Day). ImageCreditBenjamin Norman for The […]

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New York Returns 25,000 Jobs to Amazon

“You have to be tough to make it in New York City,” Mayor Bill de Blasio boasted, choosing to jeer at Amazon as it canceled its plans on Thursday to build a new headquarters in Queens, after some local officials angrily criticized its proposal. What a strange thing for the mayor to take pride in. […]

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What People Are Saying About Amazon’s Breakup With New York City

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] The news on Thursday that Amazon had decided not to build a second headquarters in New York City was an equal-opportunity stunner, to the politicians and activists who had fought against it, and to the business leaders and elected […]

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Amazon’s Exit Forces a Reckoning for N.Y. Political Leaders

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] Amazon’s sudden decision to cancel its plan to build a corporate campus in Long Island City, Queens, amounted to a stunning rejection for the two often-at-odds politicians who had heralded its arrival, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and Mayor Bill […]

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Amazon Shoots Its Hostages

Last Friday, less than 24 hours after detailing a bizarre plot by the National Enquirer to extort him with nude photos, Jeff Bezos took some hostages of its own. The newspaper he owns reported that Amazon, which had selected New York City as one of two “winners” of its HQ2 sweepstakes, was “reconsidering” its agreement […]

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The Shift: For Once, Amazon Loses a Popularity Contest

Amazon’s surprise announcement on Thursday that it was canceling its planned expansion to a new corporate campus in New York was greeted with celebration by local activists and politicians who had opposed the deal, and frustration by local officials — and more than a few real estate agents in Queens — who had eagerly anticipated […]

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New York Today: N.Y. Today: A ‘Friendly Fire’ Tragedy

[Want to get New York Today by email? Here’s the sign-up.] It’s Thursday. Happy Valentine’s Day. Former Mayor Michael Bloomberg turns 77. Weather: Cold and windy in the morning, warming to the mid-40s. Tomorrow, even warmer, but could be wet. Alternate-side parking: In effect until Monday (Presidents’ Day). ImageCreditUli Seit for The New York Times […]

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White Supremacist Who Killed Black Man to Incite Race War Sentenced to Life in Prison

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] Two years ago, James Harris Jackson, a white Army veteran, fatally stabbed a man on a dark New York City street solely because he was black. “The racial World War starts today,” Mr. Jackson wrote in a manifesto that […]

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‘Arrive Alive,’ the Police Dispatcher Said. Then Everything Went Wrong.

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] The call came in just after dark on Tuesday — a man with a gun was robbing a T-Mobile store in Queens. A bystander outside the store said two employees had been taken to the back of the store. […]

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New York Today: N.Y. Today: Why El Chapo Ended Up in a Brooklyn Court

Weather: Brisk, breezy and (maybe) sunny in the morning, but flurries might make for a slippery afternoon. Alternate-side parking: In effect until next Monday (Presidents’ Day). ImageCreditUnited States Drug Enforcement Administration, via Associated Press Tons of drugs. Numerous murders. Billions of dollars. And least one pair of matching maroon velvet suit jackets. It’s no wonder […]

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New York City Police Officer Shot Dead in Queens Armed Robbery

A New York City police officer was fatally shot Tuesday night, and another officer was wounded as they were responding to an armed robbery in Queens, police officials said. The shooting took place at a T-Mobile store near 120th Street and Atlantic Avenue at about 6:15 p.m. in the Richmond Hill neighborhood. The second officer […]

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