• Amazon's 'HQ2' $2bln cost to tax payers

    1 month ago - By Reuters

    Amazon's decision to split its second quarters between New York's Long Island City and Arlington Virginia revealed the $2 billion in tax breaks the company received in exchange for 50,000 jobs.
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  • New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says he will continue to boycott Amazon as the state offers more than $1.5 billion for its HQ2

    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says he will continue to boycott Amazon as the state offers more than $1.5 billion for its HQ2

    1 month ago - By Business Insider

    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio celebrated in a joint press conference with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo the news that Amazon has chosen Long Island City as one of the sites for its second headquarters, HQ2 .
    New York is offering up more than $1.5 billion in tax breaks to Amazon.
    That doesn't mean de Blasio is a fan of the company, calling himself "old school" for his refusal to shop there.
    De Blasio previously said in October 2017 that Amazon and other online shopping destinations are "very destructive to communities."
    New York City is getting one of Amazon's new headquarters - and the...
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  • How Amazon's New Headquarters Could Change Communities In New York And Virginia

    1 month ago - By NPR

    Amazon announced its expanding footprint, adding some 25,000 jobs in Long Island City in Queens and Arlington, Va. Some in those cities are worried about housing prices and congestion on the roads.
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  • HQ2: What's in it for New York, Virginia sites? Amazon lays out some bonuses

    1 month ago - By Stl Today

    SEATTLE - Amazon.com will donate land for a new grade school near its new Long Island City campus in New York City, the company said Tuesday, in what is perhaps the biggest perk it is providing to the communities surrounding...
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  • New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says he will continue to boycott Amazon as the state offers more than $1.5 billion for its HQ2

    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says he will continue to boycott Amazon as the state offers more than $1.5 billion for its HQ2

    1 month ago - By Business Insider

    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio celebrated in a joint press conference with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo the news that Amazon has chosen Long Island City as one of the sites for its second headquarters, HQ2 .
    New York is offering up more than $1.5 billion in tax breaks to Amazon.
    That doesn't mean de Blasio is a fan of the company, calling himself "old school" for his refusal to shop there.
    De Blasio previously said in October 2017 that Amazon and other online shopping destinations are "very destructive to communities."
    New York City is getting one of Amazon's new headquarters - and the...
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  • It looks like Amazon has recruited Alexa for its plan to rename an entire neighborhood in Virginia

    It looks like Amazon has recruited Alexa for its plan to rename an entire neighborhood in Virginia

    1 month ago - By Business Insider

    Amazon announced Tuesday it had split its new "headquarters" between two cities, one of which is called National Landing, Virginia - a place that seemingly didn't exist before Tuesday.
    Even though the name is new, Amazon's Alexa smart assistant has already caught on: if you ask, it can inform you that National Landing is another name for Crystal City, Virginia.
    The new name was created to encompass three urban areas: Crystal City and Pentagon City in Arlington, and Potomac Yard in Alexandria.
    Virginia residents were puzzled when Amazon announced Tuesday that National Landing, Virginia was...
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  • What it's like inside the new Nutella Cafe, where the menu and decor revolve entirely around the chocolate hazelnut spread

    What it's like inside the new Nutella Cafe, where the menu and decor revolve entirely around the chocolate hazelnut spread

    1 month ago - By Business Insider

    On November 14, Ferrero will open its second Nutella Cafe in New York City.
    After the successful launch of its first Nutella cafe in Chicago , Ferrero hopes to impress New York's Nutella lovers with a menu of new dishes and drinks made with the chocolate and hazelnut spread, along with a smartly designed red and white space that pays homage to the treat.
    Usually, I'm skeptical of Instagram-friendly restaurants, much like Nutella's Chicago location, but I was curious to try it nonetheless.
    INSIDER got a sneak peak of the cafe ahead of its grand opening, and tried some of its menu, including...
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  • Amazon HQ2 decision: Amazon splits prize between Crystal City and New York

    1 month ago - By Washington Post

    The company's expansion will be a boon, and perhaps a strain, for two metropolitan areas.
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  • Economic Roundup: Amazon's Prime Picks

    1 month ago - By Economy

    The online behemoth's second headquarters will be split between Virginia and New York.
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  • To Lure Amazon, 3 Places in Virginia Get New Name No One's Heard Before

    1 month ago - By NY Times

    When Amazon said it would split its new headquarters between Queens, New York and National Landing, Va., the name began trending on Twitter. Residents did not appear to be impressed.
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  • Brokers in one of Amazon's chosen HQ2 locations are reportedly already selling condos sight-unseen - and development hasn't even begun

    Brokers in one of Amazon's chosen HQ2 locations are reportedly already selling condos sight-unseen - and development hasn't even begun

    1 month ago - By Business Insider

    Amazon has settled on a new home for its second headquarters, HQ2. It will be split between two locations : Long Island City in Queens, New York, and an area of Arlington, Virginia, dubbed National Landing.
    Even before Amazon made the announcement, brokers in Long Island City reportedly said that they had seen a flurry of inquiries from customers looking to buy real estate in the area. Reports surfaced last week that Amazon could develop its new headquarters in the neighborhood.
    Some were even buying up units, sight-unseen and even over text message, brokers told The Wall Street Journal...
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  • Andrew Cuomo and Bill de Blasio hold jubilant press conference announcing Amazon HQ2 in Queens

    Andrew Cuomo and Bill de Blasio hold jubilant press conference announcing Amazon HQ2 in Queens

    1 month ago - By Business Insider

    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio celebrated their deal with Amazon to bring the retail giant's secondary headquarters, known as HQ2, to Long Island City, Queens.
    Both men praised the "unprecedented" scale and impact of the project - which will create at least 25,000 jobs over the next 10 years - and insisted it will positively impact New Yorkers, including marginalized communities.
    To critics, de Blasio said, "I ask a real blunt question: Would we be happier if weren't coming?"
    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio - two longtime...
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  • Amazon's growing pains in Seattle offer lessons to new hosts

    1 month ago - By Chron

    SEATTLE - As Amazon turns its attention to setting up new homes in Long Island City, New York and Arlington, Virginia, experts and historians in Seattle say both places can expect a delicate relationship with the world's hottest online retailer.
    The communities will be subject to outsized influence from a company used to getting what it wants and unfazed by blame, fairly or not, for widespread changes all around.
    Just look to the Pacific Northwest, where both Amazon and Seattle have transformed dramatically together and sometimes at odds over the past 24 years, prompting resentment among a...
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  • Here is where Amazon could develop its HQ2 in New York and Virginia

    Here is where Amazon could develop its HQ2 in New York and Virginia

    1 month ago - By Business Insider

    Amazon has revealed the two cities where it will place its second headquarters, which it calls HQ2.
    HQ2 will be developed in Long Island City in Queens, New York, and Arlington, Virginia.
    In documents attached to the blog post announcing Amazon's decision, a specific set of blocks was highlighted as the area that the company's headquarters could occupy.
    Make way. Amazon 's moving in.
    The company has officially announced that it will divide its second headquarters, or HQ2, between two locations: Long Island City in Queens, New York, and Arlington, Virginia.
    Buried within the copy of the...
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  • 17 high-paying jobs Amazon's HQ2 could bring to Long Island City and Arlington

    17 high-paying jobs Amazon's HQ2 could bring to Long Island City and Arlington

    1 month ago - By Business Insider

    Amazon announced it's splitting its second headquarters between Long Island City, a neighborhood of Queens, New York, and the Crystal City area of Arlington, Virginia.
    The megacompany said it will bring more than 25,000 high-paying jobs to each city.
    Business Insider looked at some of the high-paying roles at Amazon's current Seattle headquarters to get a sense of what jobs could come to its second headquarters.
    Amazon has at last announced its HQ2 picks: Long Island City, a neighborhood of Queens, New York, and the Crystal City area of Arlington, Virginia.
    Amazon HQ2 will likely...
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