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Amazon's New York Headquarters Will Have a Helipad Because Of Course It Will

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Jeff Bezos is not commuting on the 7 train.
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Amazon picks New York City, Washington D.C. area for $5 billion new headquarters

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Amazon.com Inc picked America's financial and political capitals for its split new headquarters, saying on Tuesday it will build offices for more than 25,000 people each in New York City and close by Washington, D.C.
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Amazon effect: JBG Smith's Crystal City properties go from “mothballed” to “Christmas wrapping”

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Two years ago, Crystal City's office vacancy rate was headed up - so Vornado Realty Trust headed out. But what may have led Vornado to sell its sprawling property in the Washington, D.C., suburb also could have made the neighborhood an attractive option to Amazon for its much-hyped second headquarters. The e-commerce giant on Tuesday announced that its new HQ2 will be split between Long Island City in Queens and “National Landing,” effectively a rebranding...
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Bezos vs. the working class: Amazon's new headquarters meets public backlash

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Amazon has named New York City and Crystal City, Virginia, as the locations for its second and third headquarters. While the move will bring billions of dollars to these areas, locals fear spiralling rents and displacement.
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Amazon bypasses Hub for HQ2

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Boston and Massachusetts never submitted a formal incentive package to Amazon, according to the state, but would not have come close to the combined roughly $2 billion that New York and Virginia will dole out in exchange for half of Amazon's HQ2.
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Amazon splits coveted 'HQ2' between New York and Washington, D.C., area

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Amazon.com Inc. will build new offices in New York City and northern Virginia, ending months of jockeying among potential locations across the country vying for a $5-billion investment that promises 50,000 high-paying jobs over almost two decades. Amazon also said it will create more than 5,000...
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New York Democrats pick a fight with Amazon over HQ2 in Queens

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The response to the HQ2 announcement sets up a political clash for Amazon - a company that has had no shortage of battles with officials as it extends its reach across the country and globe.
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Amazon's HQ2 split between NYC/Arlington sparks backlash from locals, politicians

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The drawn-out theater of Amazon's decision Tuesday to split its second headquarters between New York's Long Island City and suburban Virginia's Crystal City was met with a maelstrom of criticism from local officials and professionals. While Amazon has touted the prosperity the headquarters would...
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'We were not elected to serve as Amazon drones': Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and other NYC politicians voice outrage about Amazon HQ2's move to Long Island City

'We were not elected to serve as Amazon drones': Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and other NYC politicians voice outrage about Amazon HQ2's move to Long Island City

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New York City politicians, including Congresswoman-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, sharply criticized Amazon's Tuesday announcement that it will build one of its new HQ2 campuses in Long Island City, Queens.
They cited the billions of dollars in tax incentives New York state has offered the company and warned that local residents would be negatively impacted by increased pressure on housing prices and infrastructure.
"Offering massive corporate welfare from scarce public resources to one of the wealthiest corporations in the world at a time of great need in our state is just wrong," two...
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Amazon didn't choose Chicago for HQ2. Now what?

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Amazon will split its second headquarters between New York's Long Island City and the northern Virginia city of Arlington, the e-commerce giant said Tuesday, ending Chicago's hopes of adding a highly coveted corporate name and thousands of high-paying jobs to the city's burgeoning tech sector. ...
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Agreement between Amazon and New York for HQ2

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The new Amazon headquarters will be split between Virginia and Queens, according to a company blog post. Amazon is set to received $1.525 billion in “direct incentives” for creating 25,000 jobs in New York. The package includes up to $1.2 billion in tax credits through the state's Excelsior program and a $325 million grant from Empire State Development. The memorandum of understanding between the state and Amazon is available below. “Amazon will receive these incentives over the next decade based on the incremental jobs it creates each year and as it reaches building occupancy targets,”...
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Amazon splits HQ between New York and northern Virginia

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NEW YORK - Amazon, which has grown too big for its Seattle hometown, said it will split its much-anticipated second headquarters between New York and northern Virginia. Each will get 25,000 jobs. In addition, the online retailer said it will open an operations hub in Nashville, creating 5,000 jobs.
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Bezos to loom even larger in Trump's D.C

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Amazon's move to establish a new headquarters in the Washington area will have one immediate political impact: putting CEO Jeff Bezos more in President Donald Trump's face than ever. Bezos' ownership of The Washington Post, which he bought back in 2013 , has enraged Trump, sparking Twitter-fueled allegations from the president that Amazon is dodging taxes, ripping off the U.S. Postal Service and putting traditional retailers out of business. But the CEO's decision to put down corporate roots in the D.C. suburb of Crystal City, Va., injecting some 25,000 jobs into a region Trump has dubbed...
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Amazon Says New York City & Arlington Will Get HQ2

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NEW YORK - Amazon will announce the location of its second headquarters Tuesday, and it appears New York City will be one of two winners .
News the corporate giant was eyeing the Big Apple broke last week , but we've been waiting for an official announcement.
CBS2's Political Reporter Marcia Kramer confirms Amazon will split is second headquarters between Long Island City, Queens and Crystal City, Virginia.
This ends a yearlong search that generated interest from cities and towns across the country.
The move means the tech giant could bring about 25,000 jobs to Queens.
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Amazon picks New York City and Virginia for $5 billion new headquarters

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Amazon.com Inc picked America's financial and political capitals for its $5 billion new headquarters, saying on Tuesday it will build offices for up to 25,000 people in New York City and close by Washington, D.C.
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Amazon picks New York and Washington, D.C., for its new headquarters

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Amazon said it will hire more than 25,000 employees in each location and open an "Operations Center of Excellent" in Nashville that will include more than 5,000 jobs.
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