Amazon Cancels Plans of Building Headquarters In New York!
“After much thought and deliberation, we’ve decided not to move forward with our plans to build a headquarters for Amazon in Long Island City, Queens,” Amazon said in a statement.
“While polls show that 70% of New Yorkers support our plans and investment, a number of state and local politicians have made it clear that they oppose our presence and will not work with us to build the type of relationships that are required to go forward with the project we and many others envisioned in Long Island City,” Amazon also said.
“The dollars are pointed in the wrong direction,” “Amazon is trying to take, take, take. There’s no consideration of the devastation they would wreak on the surrounding community.” State Sen. Michael Gianaris (D-Queens) said.
“You have to be touch to make it in New York City,” “We gave Amazon an opportunity to be a good neighbor and do business in the greatest city in the world. Instead of working with the community, Amazon threw away that opportunity.” New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) said.