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In late 2018, Amazon sought to develop an HQ2 office complex in Long Island City, Queens, following a national competition but withdrew following intense opposition from labor and tenant groups.

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Amazon, FedEx and UPS Deliver New NYC Warehouses, Bringing a Package of Environmental Challenges

Warehouses and "last-mile" facilities are popping up with little regulation. A new city plan calls for more use of waterways, bike deliveries and other measures to cut truck traffic. But increased pollution concerns are fueling criticism against a new wave of "environmental racism."

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Man’s Amazing Journey to Amazon Made Smoother Thanks to Public and Private Help

Saheed Adebayo Aare has received salvation from his hellish commute by way of a new position with the online retailer in the city and a bumpy ride to a more convenient homeless shelter.

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New York in Job Hunt as City Seeks Economic Comeback from COVID

THE CITY is talking an ongoing look at the shaken-up jobs market amid the pandemic — including the varying impact on different employment sectors and evolving signs of what’s to come.

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Welcome to Googletown: NYC’s Tech Sector Thrives During Pandemic. But Will it Stick Around for the Recovery?

Google, Amazon, Facebook and more investing in the city. But challenges remain — including whether remote work will mean many fewer tech workers in the office buildings and whether the sector can diversify.

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From Wards Island to Amazon Warehouse in Jersey, This Commute Is Hell on Wheels

Saheed Adebayo Aare has had to navigate a lot since arriving from Nigeria and gaining asylum. His 31-mile one-way commute by bus, train and wheelchair is no exception: He travels six hours round-trip for a four-hour shift.

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Stuck Waterfront Ferris Wheel Plan Takes Center Stage in Staten Island Political Races

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Developer Scraps Industry City Expansion Amid Growing Opposition, Becoming Amazon II

The move came after four members of Congress representing parts of Brooklyn joined the opposition to the massive Sunset Park rezoning plan.

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Planners’ Green Light for Industry City Expansion Puts Council Speaker Corey Johnson in the Hot Seat

Brooklyn Councilmember Carlos Menchaca opposes the Sunset Park waterfront project. But some elected officials and business leaders are pushing a Council showdown after City Planning OKs the plan.

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NYC Developers Push to Jump-Start Public Review of Key Construction Projects

Many proposals, from Brooklyn rezoning to new plans for Queens Amazon site, are frozen. The city will decide who goes first based on help for pandemic recovery and racial inequality.

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Amazon Warehouse Packers Say They’re Jammed onto Staten Island Buses

Workers call on the retail giant to provide shuttle transportation so they can socially distance. They’re also seeking more service from the MTA.


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A Year After Amazon Rejection, Both Sides of Battle Applying Lessons Learned

It was last Valentine’s Day when the online giant deleted its plans for LIC, but both activists and developers know there’s plenty of fish in the sea.

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LIC Library Reveals Looming Shut-Down Date, With No New Home

Popular branch in Citigroup Tower once eyed by Amazon will close a year after the tech giant cancelled its Long Island City deal.

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A Year After Amazon Picked LIC, Suspicions Cloud Future

Developers say they’re looking for community input on the Queens neighborhood’s path while some local groups are calling for a moratorium on building.

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Facing City Subpoena, Queens Tenants Group Fights for the Right to Flyer

Organizers alarmed as Sanitation Dept. strong arms Google to unmask source of Amazon-LIC protest flyers last winter.

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Amazon Slayer Mike Gianaris Gets a Primary Amid Ongoing HQ2 Fallout

The Long Island City state senator is set to launch his reelection campaign, flanked by activists who helped him foil the tech giant’s Queens dreams.

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After Amazon Loss, Economic Development Corp. Hired Big Guns for Local Battles

EDC brought in a top public relations firm to help it "navigate political and community-related opposition" following the HQ2 debacle.

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Cold Water on Queens Firehouse Reopening Hopes After Amazon Breakup

Discussions for reviving a long-shuttered engine company stall, despite FDNY acknowledgment the booming area needs more emergency responders.

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Amazon Starts to Deliver on its Other Queens Home

Plans for a distribution center in Woodside move forward two months after the end of HQ2 – spurring vows of a renewed fight against the retail giant.

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With Amazon Gone, Queens Building’s Owners May Boot Local Library Branch

After 30 years in Long Island City’s Citigroup Building, beloved Court Square library branch is reading into an uncertain future.

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Interview With the Amazon Slayer

The nomination of Queens State Sen. Mike Gianaris to a post with veto power doomed HQ2. His next target: New York’s vast corporate tax breaks.