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Billionaire Mario Gabelli blames Amazon's failed NYC deal on 'the financially illiterate' - Fox Business
Billionaire investor Opens a New Window. Mario Gabelli is still disappointed with the collapse of Amazon's Opens a New Window. New York City deal — and he's not afraid to point fingers.
Around-the-web  Matt  amazon  HQ2  jobs  tech  new-york  new-york-city  mid-atlantic  taxes-incentives  economic-development  site-selection 
8 weeks ago by areadevelopment
Industry City Failed To Lure Amazon, But Is A Billion-Dollar Sunset Park Rezoning Inevitable? - Gothamist
Industry City’s general bid for Amazon has been public knowledge, but not the scope or detail. Kimball and Schein proposed handing over 5 million of their properties’ 7.5 million square feet to an Amazon campus. Effectively, this would have transformed Industry City into Amazon City.
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10 weeks ago by areadevelopment
Hudson Yards may be a moment of truth for online brands opening stores - CNBC
At Hudson Yards, an 18-million-square-foot real estate development on the New York's West Side, 1 million square feet will be devoted to retailers like Lululemon, Sephora, Louis Vuitton and Fendi. It will also include a space dedicated to brands that started online and are now starting to open storefronts, like shoemaker M.Gemi and sock retailer Stance.
Around-the-web  Matt  retail  retail-industry  e-commmerce  ecommerce  new-york  new-york-city  mid-atlantic 
march 2019 by areadevelopment
Accessing Talent Through a Dual Headquarters Move - Area Development
There are many lessons to be learned from the Amazon search for a second headquarters location, but establishing dual headquarters is more the exception than the rule.
area-development-features  Matt  amazon  headquarters  HQ2  taxes-incentives  jobs  economic-development  site-selection  new-york  new-york-city  mid-atlantic  virginia  south-atlantic 
march 2019 by areadevelopment
Five economic development takeaways from the Amazon HQ2 bids - Brookings
Amazon’s decision to cancel its New York headquarters investment has led to intense debate among academics, politicians, and civil society. The split culminated Amazon’s very public search process in which 238 U.S. cities submitted detailed bids to the company to host its “second headquarters,” or HQ2
Around-the-web  Matt  amazon  HQ2  new-york  new-york-city  economic-development  site-selection  taxes-incentives  headquarters  this-week-451 
march 2019 by areadevelopment
New York budget director assigns blame for Amazon HQ2 collapse in scathing letter – GeekWire
New York’s chief number cruncher is calling out critics of Amazon’s defunct plans to build a headquarters in Queens for derailing “the single greatest economic development opportunity” in decades.
this-week-449  Around-the-web  Matt  amazon  HQ2  taxes-incentives  economic-development  site-selection  new-york  new-york-city  mid-atlantic 
february 2019 by areadevelopment
Sex in New York City Parks? It’s Less of a Thing Than It Used to Be - The New York Times
The decline has been so precipitous that it raises obvious questions: Are the police telling frisky parkgoers simply to move along, or have New Yorkers lost some of their lust? Is it the Police Department that has changed, or is it us?

The answer may be a combination of both: City parks are more crowded, with visitors traipsing through even some out-of-the-way spaces; and police officers are also increasingly looking to solve neighborhood problems without resorting to handcuffs or tickets.
new-york-city  parks  lgbtq  sex  police 
february 2019 by jbrennan
Amazon Real Estate Head Holly Sullivan Has No Regrets About The HQ2 Search - Bisnow
Amazon changed the rules of economic development when it announced a 50,000-job HQ2 sweepstakes in 2017. While most searches for large facilities happen behind closed doors, the Seattle tech giant kicked off an unprecedented, high-stakes, public battle for its next corporate home.
this-week-448  Around-the-web  Matt  amazon  HQ2  economic-development  site-selection  taxes-incentives  jobs  new-york  new-york-city  mid-atlantic 
february 2019 by areadevelopment
Amazon’s New York ‘disaster’ reminds leaders to address gentrification - The Washington Post
Amazon’s sudden abandonment of its touted New York City project sends a message to companies and elected officials nationwide that it’s not enough to promise to create jobs to win public support for new investments in cities already facing growth pains, analysts said.
this-week-448  Around-the-web  Matt  economic-development  amazon  HQ2  new-york  new-york-city  mid-atlantic  jobs 
february 2019 by areadevelopment
What Amazon’s HQ2 Pullout Means for Housing in Queens - CityLab
The arrival of the tech company’s new headquarters was set to shake up the borough’s real estate market, driving up rents and spurring displacement. Now what?
this-week-448  Around-the-web  Matt  amazon  HQ2  new-york-city  new-york  mid-atlantic  economic-development  site-selection  taxes-incentives  jobs  housing 
february 2019 by areadevelopment
3 Takeaways From Amazon's About-Face On NYC HQ2 - Law360
Amazon’s sudden cancellation of its planned $2.5 billion second headquarters in New York City highlights that economic development incentives are often still a tough sell to local residents.
this-week-448  Around-the-web  Matt  amazon  HQ2  headquarters  new-york  new-york-city  mid-atlantic  jobs  taxes-incentives  economic-development  site-selection  tech  high-tech  technology 
february 2019 by areadevelopment
Leaving Long Island City? What Losing Amazon HQ2 Would Mean For NYC's Future - Forbes
Amazon’s New York City-based HQ2 is getting some pushback — and it appears the megalith retailer is actually reconsidering its decision to put down roots in the Big Apple. There have even been reports that Amazon might pull out of its previously announced Long Island City location.
this-week-448  Around-the-web  Matt  amazon  HQ2  headquarters  new-york  mid-atlantic  new-york-city  economic-development  site-selection  taxes-incentives 
february 2019 by areadevelopment

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