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Amazon hires PR, lobbying hands for Long Island City campus

Amazon has hired SKDKnickerbocker, a public affairs firm best known for its work with Democratic campaigns and causes, and law firm Greenberg Traurig to help with media relations, lobbying and public... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkDec 6th, 2018

Amazon will not build HQ2 in New York City

Amazon has informed New York that it is pulling out of its plans to build a corporate campus in Long Island City in the borough of Queens, N.Y., a project that promised billions of dollars in investment and at least 25,000 high-paying jobs......»»

Category: realestateSource: bdcnetworkFeb 14th, 2019

Amazon backs out of LIC plans, blames political opposition

The tech giant Amazon announced this morning that it will no longer build its HQ2 campus at Long Island City due to overwhelming local opposition. According to a statement posted o.....»»

Category: realestateSource: realestateweeklyFeb 14th, 2019

Amazon cancels HQ2 plans for New York City amid local opposition

Amazon.com Inc. has canceled plans to build a second headquarters in New York City. The Seattle-based company said on Thursday that it has cancelled plans for a sprawling 8-million square foot campus in Long Island City in the borough of Queens. Amaz.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsFeb 14th, 2019

Amazon cancels HQ2 plans for New York City

Amazon.com Inc. has canceled plans to build a second headquarters in New York City. The Seattle-based company (NASDAQ: AMZN) said on Thursday that it has cancelled plans for a sprawling 8-million square foot campus in Long Island City in the boroug.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsFeb 14th, 2019

Amazon cancels HQ2 plans for New York City

Amazon.com Inc. has canceled plans to build a second headquarters in New York City. The Seattle-based company (NASDAQ: AMZN) said on Thursday that it will no longer build its sprawling 8-million square foot campus in Long Island City in the borou.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsFeb 14th, 2019

Amazon campus has FDNY mulling station reopening

The Fire Department is considering reopening Engine Company 261, on 29th Street in Long Island City, Queens—which the city closed in 2003—because of the number of new residential buildings and the... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkJan 15th, 2019

Council speaker says "hell no" to Bezos helipad at Amazon HQ2

City Council Speaker Corey Johnson gave the bird to Mayor Bill de Blasio and Gov. Andrew Cuomo's promise to let Jeff Bezos land his whirly bird on the new Amazon campus planned for Long Island... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkNov 14th, 2018

All kinds of voters support Amazon HQ deal

New Yorkers of all political persuasions and age groups favor the effort to bring Amazon’s second headquarters to Long Island City even with the $3 billion in subsidies it might receive, according to... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkFeb 16th, 2019

Amazon pulling out of Long Island City

Am… Inc. said it’s pulling out of a plan to build a headquarters in New York City, after a backlash from some residents and politicians. . The e-commerce giant had pledged to hire 25,000 tech... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkFeb 16th, 2019

Read Amazon"s full statement on deciding not to build in Long Island City

Am…; announced that it is half of its headquarters in Long Island City. Here's the full statement: Update on plans for New York City headquarters After much thought and deliberation, we’ve... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkFeb 16th, 2019

Crain"s past coverage of Amazon HQ2

It will never be known with certainty if Amazon would have agreed to bring 25,000 jobs to Long Island City without the $3 billion incentive package it stood to receive. But it is not hard to believe... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkFeb 16th, 2019

Would New York have turned a profit on Amazon?

It will never be known with certainty if Amazon would have agreed to bring 25,000 jobs to Long Island City without the $3 billion incentive package it stood to receive. But it is not hard to believe... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkFeb 16th, 2019

Long Island City brokers despair over Amazon"s abrupt reversal

Let the finger-pointing begin. Amazon.com Inc.’s decision to drop its expansion plans in the Long Island City neighborhood of Queens plunged local real estate brokers into despair – just months... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkFeb 16th, 2019

No Amazon? No problem, Weill Cornell says

Amazon's announcement that it won't open a headquarters in Long Island City won't affect New York–Presbyterian and Weill Cornell Medicine's plans to expand their multispecialty practice in the... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkFeb 16th, 2019

Long Island City will continue growth without Amazon, says real estate brokerage CEO

CNBC's "Power Lunch" team talks with Robert Frank, CNBC's wealth reporter, and Eric Benaim, CEO of Long Island City brokerage Modern Spaces, about how Amazon's decision to pull out of Queens will impact real estate......»»

Category: realestateSource: cnbcFeb 15th, 2019

Key Words: Berkshire’s Charlie Munger has a very blunt response to those ‘driving rich people away’ as Amazon scraps HQ2

Munger’s comments come after Amazon announced on Thursday that it was canceling plans to build its New York City headquarters in Long Island City, and wouldn’t be seeking a replacement venue......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchFeb 15th, 2019

Amazon"s Pullout From Queens, N.Y., Stuns Real-Estate Industry

Amazon’s announcement that it is ditching plans for a corporate headquarters in New York City stunned real-estate speculators, developers and renters who had rushed into the Long Island City neighborhood to be near the new HQ2......»»

Category: topSource: wsjFeb 15th, 2019

Reporter"s Notebook: On Valentine"s Day, Amazon just wants to be loved

On the day that celebrates love, Amazon called it quits with Long Island City, Queens. The timing could not be more ironic as evidenced by Amazon's formal announcement, which reads like a Dear John letter. We've thought about this a lot, the state.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsFeb 14th, 2019

Amazon"s fleeing NYC a gut punch to property investors

Amazon pulled out of building one of its twin HQ2s in New York's Long Island City neighborhood, dealing a blow to anyone buying up property in Queens......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralFeb 14th, 2019

Amazon"s fleeing NYC a gut punch to property investors

Amazon pulled out of building one of its twin HQ2s in New York's Long Island City neighborhood, dealing a blow to anyone buying up property in Queens......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralFeb 14th, 2019