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Call it Escape From New York: The Sequel. Amazon has reportedly leased office space in Manhattan less then a year after backlash over an incentives deal caused it to ditch high-profile plans for a campus in the New York borough of Queens.
The Queens deal, which followed for a new second headquarters -- "HQ2" -- sparked an outcry from critics including US Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who serves part of the borough. Among other things, they attacked the and other incentives offered by New York State in exchange for the promise of tens of thousands of tech jobs. in February.
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News that the e-commerce powerhouse has now leasedfor more than 1,500 employees was reported Friday by The Wall Street Journal, and it had some of those same critics saying "told you so."
"Won't you look at that: Amazon is coming to NYC anyway - *without* requiring the public to finance shady deals, helipad handouts for Jeff Bezos , & corporate giveaways," Ocasio-Cortez on Friday, name-checking Amazon CEO Bezos, one of the world's richest people.
Others, though, said the newly leased offices were nothing alongside the proposed Queens campus, which Amazon had said would employ 25,000 people. Eric Phillips, a former press secretary for Mayor Bill de Blasio, who'd pushed for the HQ2 project, responded to AOC's tweet.
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"This is a tiny fraction of the jobs, with no help for public housing residents or locals, in a place that was going to be developed and have jobs anyway," Phillipson Twitter.
Others have said that given New York's talent pool and other selling points, it's inevitable that Amazon will continue to increase its footprint there, along with its tech rivals. The Journal also reported Friday thatin Manhattan, not far from Amazon's new offices.
Neither Amazon nor Facebook immediately responded to a request for comment.
Ocasio-Cortez: 'Won't you look at that: Amazon is coming to NYC anyway' .
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) slammed news that Amazon is building a headquarters in New York City but touted the fact that it will not receive any financial incentives from the local or state government. © Greg Nash Ocasio-Cortez: 'Won't you look at that: Amazon is coming to NYC anyway' "Won't you look at that: Amazon is coming to NYC anyway - *without* requiring the public to finance shady deals, helipad handouts for Jeff Bezos, & corporate giveaways," she tweeted."Maybe the Trump admin should focus more on cutting public assistance to billionaires instead of poor families.