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A report from the Wall Street Journal says that Amazon has leased new offices in Manhattan for 1,500 employees.
The news comes 10 months after Amazon abandoned its plans to build its second headquarters (“HQ2”) in Long Island City, Queens. The company reversed course thanks to protests from residents and local officials who objected to the $3 billion it would receive in tax credits, and the gentrification, raised rents, and commuting mayhem it promised to bring.
Among those critics was Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who objected to what she saw as a government handout. Some people in turn criticized AOC for denying people jobs, and ostensibly scaring off the tech industry. Read more…
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