By Washington Post | PUBLISHED: February 8, 2019 at 8:56 am | UPDATED: February 8, 2019 at 8:58 am By Robert McCartney,Jonathan O’Connell and Patricia Sullivan | The Washington Post Amazon.com is reconsidering its plan to bring 25,000 jobs to a new campus in New York City following a wave of opposition from local politicians, according to two people familiar with the company’s thinking. The company has not leased or purchased office space for the project, making it easy to withdraw its commitment. Unlike in Virginia – where elected leaders quickly passed an incentive package for a separate headquarters facility- final approval from New York state is not expected until 2020. Tennessee officials have also embraced Amazon’s plans to bring 5,000 jobs to Nashville, which this weekapproved $15.2 million in road, sewer and other improvements related to that project. Amazon executives have had internal discussions recently to reassess the situation in New York and … [Read more...] about Facing opposition, Amazon reconsiders New York headquarters site, two officials say
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Despite New York City's tough reputation, it appears to have been out-negotiated by Virginia's Arlington County in the 238-city frenzy to snare Amazon's HQ2. That heated competition ended with the announcement Tuesday of two winners for the $5 billion development prize. Each location will get 25,000 jobs with six-figure salaries. Arlington promised $550 million in subsidies for its, while New York will shell out three times that amount. New York state is kicking in $1.5 billion in direct tax credits, $10 million in job-training costs and -- as skeptical Twitter users noted -- the cost of a corporate helipad for the Long Island City site. "Incentives are highly contentious today, but we call them a necessary evil," said John Boyd, principal at the Boyd Co., a site-selection firm that advises companies and municipalities. He pointed out that Amazon passed up a nearly $8 billion subsidy package just across the river in Newark, New Jersey, in favor of Long Island City, in the New York … [Read more...] about Can New York make back its Amazon investment?
Joseph Pisani, Ap Retail Writer Updated 9:09 pm PST, Tuesday, November 13, 2018 A sea gull flies off holding fish scraps near a former dock facility, with "Long Island" painted on old transfer bridges at Gantry State Park in the Long Island City section of the Queens Borough in New York, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018. Amazon announced Tuesday it has selected the Queens neighborhood as one of two sites for its headquarters. less A sea gull flies off holding fish scraps near a former dock facility, with "Long Island" painted on old transfer bridges at Gantry State Park in the Long Island City section of the Queens Borough in New York, ... more Photo: Bebeto Matthews, AP Photo: Bebeto Matthews, AP Image 1 of / 15 Caption Close Image 1 of 15 A sea gull flies off holding fish scraps near a … [Read more...] about Amazon ends suspense over HQ by picking New York, DC suburb
Erik Larson and Anousha Sakoui, Bloomberg 4:06 pm PDT, Wednesday, October 17, 2018 MoviePass. MoviePass. Photo: MoviePass Photo: ROLF KONOW The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Netflix original (2018) Available on Netflix Oct. 26 As her 16th birthday nears, Sabrina must choose between the witch world of her family and the human world of her friends; based on the "Archie" comic. less The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Netflix original (2018) Available on Netflix Oct. 26 As her 16th birthday nears, Sabrina must choose between the witch world of her family and the human world of her ... more Photo: Diyah Pera/Netflix Interview with a Vampire (1994) Available on Netflix A vampire tells his epic life story: love, betrayal, loneliness, and hunger. Interview with a Vampire … [Read more...] about New York AG is opening a probe into MoviePass parent Helios
ALBANY – Message to political insurgents in New York with dreams of taking over the state government: Move along. Certainly, as seen in six state Senate Democratic primary contests Thursday in which incumbent power brokers were ousted by younger, more liberal challengers, insurgents – or mavericks, or whatever the preferred term – can rise to the top in local contests. But when it comes to statewide primary battles in the Democratic Party, whether for governor or the other statewide posts, entrenched incumbents or major party endorsed candidates have little chance of losing to under-funded, come-from-nowhere candidates. State campaign and election laws favor incumbents the likes of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, who comfortably defeated a primary challenge by activist Cynthia Nixon, and present insurgents with a simple, daunting obstacle: the state’s Democratic Party’s machine. It can be an extraordinarily potent and often immovable force when it runs on all … [Read more...] about New York’s Democratic primaries roll right over insurgents like Nixon