Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Associated Press November 13, 2018 Amazon has confirmed that it will split its much-anticipated second headquarters between New York City and Arlington, Virginia.Its New York location will be in the Long Island City neighborhood of Queens, while its Arlington offices will be located in an area called National Landing. Each site will get 25,000 jobs.In addition, the online retailer said it will open an operations hub in Nashville, creating 5,000 jobs. Advertisement The decision ends an intense competition between North American cities to win Amazon and its promise of 50,000 new jobs. Some locations tried to stand out with stunts, but Amazon made clear that it really wanted incentives, like tax breaks and grants. The company received 238 proposals before narrowing the list to 20 in January. Loading comments... … [Read more...] about Amazon announces selection of New York City and Northern Virginia for HQ2
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New York City and Northern Virginia will be the homes for Amazon.com Inc.’s second and third headquarters, The Wall Street Journal reported late Monday The newspaper cited people familiar with the matter. The announcement is expected as soon as Tuesday, according to the report. Amazon announced last year that the retail giant was looking to open a second headquarters somewhere in North America, bringing with it as many as 50,000 new jobs. Several state and local governments threw their hats in the ring, offering Amazon millions in tax incentives if they opened their new headquarters in their city. The Washington metropolitan area was long considered a top contender for Amazon's second headquarters. Company founder and Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos already had several connections to the Washington area. He's the owner of The Washington Post and owns a home in the area. When the company announced a list of 20 top contenders in January, it included both … [Read more...] about Amazon Chooses New York City, Northern Virginia for 2nd Headquarters: Report
Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry was reportedly hospitalized after a concert in New York City’s Madison Square Garden Saturday. TMZ reports that Joe Perry was “wheeled out of Madison Square Garden on a stretcher Saturday night after performing with Billy Joel.”According to the report, Perry finished playing “Walk This Way” and collapsed backstage. He was brought to a hospital nearby. The famous guitarist has had issues with his health before. In 2016, he collapsed on stage during a performance in Coney Island. Perry’s condition was not serious, however, and a message posted to his social media assured his fans that he was okay. “Thanks to all of the fans reaching out and asking about Joe. He is stable right now, with family and is under the best care,” a tweet read. … [Read more...] about Aerosmith Guitarist Joe Perry Hospitalized After New York City Concert
Updated 2:25 pm PST, Saturday, November 10, 2018 Lissette Gutierrez, left, looks on as her wife Shirley Figueroa drives a spike into the trunk of the 72-foot tall, 12-ton Norway Spruce, from Wallkill, N.Y., that they donated to serve as this year's Rockefeller Center Christmas tree, Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018 in New York. The 86th Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting ceremoN.Y. will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 28. (Diane Bondareff/AP Images for Tishman Speyer) less Lissette Gutierrez, left, looks on as her wife Shirley Figueroa drives a spike into the trunk of the 72-foot tall, 12-ton Norway Spruce, from Wallkill, N.Y., that they donated to serve as this year's ... more Photo: Diane Bondareff, AP Workers prepare to raise the 2018 Rockefeller Center Christmas tree, a 72-foot tall, 12-ton Norway Spruce from Wallkill, N.Y., Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018, in New York. The 86th Rockefeller Center … [Read more...] about New York City’s Rockefeller Center Christmas tree goes up
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Style Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Supported by Join us as we travel down this rabbit hole. ByCaity Weaver Nov. 10, 2018 Most Americans will go their entire lives without ever holding a piece of paper that is more than three times longer than a normal piece of paper, but of standard width. Try, for a moment, to envision such a sheet. Does the paper of your reckoning For New York voters in four of the city’s five boroughs on Tuesday, this Frankensteinian concept of ultralong paper was made manifest, as they were handed midterm election ballots measuring 34 inches in length, and far fewer problems reported there.) For reference, thirty-four inches is the number, from withers to paw, of what the American Kennel Club would classify as a show-worthy adult male Irish wolfhound, as well as the height of a three-story Barbie Dream House. Elsewhere in the country, … [Read more...] about Why Did New York City’s Electorate Submit Votes on a Piece of Paper Several Inches Longer Than a Page of the U.S. Constitution?