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May 3, 2018, 7:00am EDT
  • February 28, 2019

    Andrew Cuomo is reportedly trying to get Amazon to come back to NYC

    Several dozen local business owners and executives, politicians, and community groups signed on to an open letter urging Amazon to open an office in New York City.

  • February 15, 2019

    Amazon scrapped its New York City plans. Some residents are elated — others are disappointed.

    "I wanted there to be a deal, but not the deal that was on the table. I wanted there to be a fair deal," one Queens resident said.

  • February 14, 2019

    New York is better off without Amazon’s HQ2

    Without significant reform of land use, an influx of tech jobs would’ve hurt the city more than helped it.

  • February 14, 2019

    Amazon won’t build HQ2 in New York City after all

    After months of protest, the e-commerce giant confirmed that it’s scrapping the deal.

  • February 8, 2019

    Amazon is reportedly reconsidering its plan to open a second headquarters in NYC

    Protesters and local lawmakers have opposed the deal since it was announced last November.

  • December 12, 2018

    New York already has thousands of Amazon workers — and some are unionizing to demand better conditions

    Amazon claims it provides "world-class benefits." Its warehouse workers say they’re underpaid and overworked.

  • December 12, 2018

    Amazon workers in New York just announced their plan to unionize

    "We are not robots, we are human beings."

  • November 20, 2018

    I work in urban planning. Now Amazon’s coming to my city.

    Here’s what worries me.

  • November 19, 2018

    New York’s leaders are getting defensive about their Amazon deal

    Plenty of people are unhappy about Amazon’s forthcoming campus — but state and city officials don’t seem to care.

  • November 18, 2018

    SNL explains Amazon’s HQ2 strategy: to troll President Trump

    Host Steve Carell donned a bald cap to play Bezos and snark about the president.

  • November 17, 2018

    HQ2 is a perfect opportunity to massively upgrade the DC area’s commuter rail

    Envisioning an S-Bahn for the Chesapeake Bay region.

  • November 16, 2018

    What the Amazon tax breaks really mean

    Corporate tax breaks don’t represent money in hand that could be spent elsewhere. But it doesn’t mean they’re good.

  • November 16, 2018

    The US economy doesn’t need more Amazon jobs. It needs higher wages.

    Creating more tech jobs is nice, but not urgent.

  • November 15, 2018

    New Yorkers condemn Bezos at an anti-Amazon HQ2 rally in Queens

    At a rally in Long Island City, protesters and politicians spoke out against the "corporate welfare" given to Amazon.

  • November 13, 2018

    Amazon HQ2: the many layers of backlash against the company’s expansion, explained

    HQ2 critics are concerned about gentrification, rising housing costs, and an overall lack of transparency in the application process.

  • November 13, 2018

    Amazon HQ2 to be split between Crystal City, VA, and Long Island City, NY

    Amazon announced the HQ2 locations, and the company is coming to both New York City and northern Virginia.

  • November 13, 2018

    Amazon already announced its HQ2 picks, but it’s coming to Nashville too

    Amazon is opening an "East Coast hub" in Nashville.

  • November 13, 2018

    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez slams Amazon’s imminent arrival in Queens

    "Displacement is not community development."

  • November 9, 2018

    The tragedy of Amazon’s HQ2 selections, explained

    America needs to stop crowding tech jobs into the priciest cities.

  • November 5, 2018

    Amazon HQ2: New York City and Arlington, Virginia selected, reports say

    Amazon reportedly thinks it can’t find enough tech talent to put a new headquarters in a single city.

  • May 3, 2018

    Cities hoping to win Amazon’s HQ2 should watch what they wish for

    Without zoning changes, more expensive houses could leave many worse off.