Amazon is re-considering its NYC headquarters

Amazon is reconsidering its NYC headquarters


Amazon is re-considering building a headquarters in the Queens neighbourhood of Long Island City due to community and political push-back, The Washington Post reported on Friday. The tech giant announced back in November that it intended to build two new facilities in New York and northern Virginia.

“We’re focused on engaging with our new neighbours — small business owners, educators, and community leaders,” an Amazon spokesperson said in a statement to CNN. “Whether it’s building a pipeline of local jobs through workforce training or funding computer science classes for thousands of New York City students, we are working hard to demonstrate what kind of neighbour we will be.”

Amazon is re-considering its NYC headquarters

Amazon selected New York City and Northern Virginia in November to split duty as its second headquarters (nicknamed HQ2) after a year-long search. Each city was expected to have more than 25,000 workers over time.

Trivia :

Long Island City (LIC) is a residential and commercial neighbourhood located on the extreme western tip of Queens, New York City.

LIC is known for its gleaming high-rises with sweeping views of Manhattan. Innovative art galleries and performance spaces, as well as pockets of trendy bars and restaurants, appeal to local artists and young professionals. MoMA PS1 showcases cutting-edge art and hosts seasonal dance parties. Locals enjoy the quiet riverfront park.


Amazon is reconsidering its NYC headquarters



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