Amazon may be rethinking plans for New York City headquarters

Graffiti opposing the construction of the new Amazon campus covers a fence at a vacant lot in the Long Island City neighborhood of New York City

But, according to a story published today by The Washington Post, Amazon has a growing list of woes in ny. "This is the beginning of a process where the public and the City Council and other elected officials are going to continue to seek answers and understand whether or not this is a good deal for New York City, or if we got played".

The report, which cited unnamed sources, said Amazon executives have had discussions recently to rethink the company's plans for ny and consider alternatives. It cited two unnamed people familiar with the retailer's thinking. "Yes, they can", she wrote.

"We're focused on engaging with our new neighbors - small business owners, educators, and community leaders". Its shares fell around 2.4 percent on Friday.

Nearly immediately after Amazon announced past year that it chose Long Island City as one of two sites to build new corporate offices, a backlash emerged from lawmakers and community organizers in the Empire State.

Amazon has not purchased land for the NY project and its agreement with the city and state is non-binding.

Amazon has mailed flyers to Queens residents touting the economic benefits of its NY expansion. They say they fear more crowded subway stations, an overburdened sewage system and rent increases that would drive out long-time residents. No specific plans have been made to abandon the New York City headquarters so far.

"I would be happy not to have them", said Terri Gloyd, the co-owner of the LIC Corner Cafe. They think they can sit there in Seattle and dictate terms and hope that governments bend to their will.

Amazon is reconsidering plans for a new headquarters in NY amid a torrent of public opposition. Protestors also disrupted the hearing. One point of contention could be Amazon's opposition to labor unions.

A view of the waterfront of Long Island City where Amazon is expected to puts its new headquarters

Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez commented on the report via Twitter and said, "Can everyday people come together and effectively organize against creeping overreach of one of the world's biggest corporations?" But the only South Side site to which the Amazon team returned for multiple site visits was the South Loop mega-site known as "the 78".

Meanwhile, NY Governor Andrew Cuomo defended the deal Friday.

This much is certain: The plan to give Amazon tax breaks of $3 billion to come to Long Island City has been met with resistance and backlash from some local groups and politicians, nearly since the day it was announced that the area was co-winner of an RFP process that attracted more than 200 proposals from across North America.

Amazon is set to start construction on its second headquarters in 2020.as long as the company decides to stick with its original plans.

Last year Amazon's Jeff Bezos, who also owns the Post, promised an investment of $5 billion and over 50,000 jobs between Queens and Arlington.

Any major multinational would have multiple reasons to expand in New York City, given its highly skilled workforce and status as a hub for the technology, entertainment and advertising industries-all areas where Amazon is expanding.

In a statement just days after the deal was first announced, Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer and state Sen. What benefit the company would actually get was unclear.

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