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Amazon’s HQ2 Would Have Been an Injustice

Amazon’s HQ2 Would Have Been an Injustice

Angela Abbatiello, Staff Writer

February 27, 2019


Filed under Opinion

What would NYC look like if Amazon went through with its  HQ2 plans? Honestly, worse off. The way that Mayor Bill de Blasio responded to the canceled plans was infuriating. He saw this as “an abuse of corporate power.” However, this situation should be approached from a pragmatic standpoint. If HQ...

Local Politicians Respond to Amazon Announcement

Beverly Danquah, Features Editor

February 21, 2019


Filed under News

Three months after announcing a plan for a new headquarters in New York City, Amazon has abruptly canceled the project. The decision to back out of the plan that would have brought an estimated 25,000 jobs to the city has left some disappointed and others rejoicing. Amazon faced unwavering opposition from some...

Amazon Moves to Queens

Amazon Moves to Queens

Beverly Danquah, Features Editor

December 7, 2018


Filed under Features

A few weeks ago, Amazon announced that it had selected New York City and Northern Virginia as the winners of the HQ2, or, Amazon’s second headquarters in North America. Their plan included a small hub in Nashville. The New York City site will be in Long Island City, a residential and commercial ne...

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