Amazon

April 20, 2019 - 5:18 pm
A former news reporter turned filmmaker, Kevin Patrick Allen, examines the lives of six characters as they attempt to move forward following the loss of either their dreams, loved ones or their freedoms in a new Amazon film.
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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
Hannah Gaber, USAT
March 18, 2019 - 1:36 pm
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is getting most of the blame for Amazon pulling the plug on its deal to set up shop in Queens.
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Recycled packaging on conveyor belt
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March 12, 2019 - 11:15 am
Learn more about three companies who are committed to increasing their sustainability efforts into the next decade and beyond.
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Amazon
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March 04, 2019 - 4:50 pm
NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — Amazon cancelled its plans to move to Long Island City, but that’s not stopping lawmakers from trying to win it back. Dozens of officials, including Gov. Andrew Cuomo sent a letter to the company last week in an effort to woo the online retailer. However, there is no sign that...
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March 02, 2019 - 1:47 pm
NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — A Long Island City restaurant owner sent a threatening text to the neighborhood’s city councilman, Jimmy Van Bramer, regarding Amazon’s abandonment of its proposed second headquarters. The text demanded that Van Bramer call an Amazon executive to apologize, saying “You can be...
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Amazon building collapse
USA TODAY
March 01, 2019 - 7:43 am
New York business leaders, labor union heads and politicians signed an open letter in the New York Times attempting to woo Amazon back to Long Island City, Queens, after the company cancelled its planned second headquarters in the neighborhood on Valentine’s Day.
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Online Shopping
Dreamstime
February 28, 2019 - 10:50 am
Part of Governor Cuomo's congestion pricing plan would ensure that all purchases, whether made in a physical store or online, are subject to the same state sales tax. The money made from the sales tax would then be directed towards subway repairs.
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Sen. Michael Gianaris
Sen. Michael Gianaris
February 20, 2019 - 5:09 pm
New York State Sen. Michael Gianaris joined legislators from across the country Wednesday to call for an interstate compact to end corporate welfare.
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Queens Chamber of Commerce President Tom Grech
February 20, 2019 - 5:00 am
Business owners discuss say they stood to benefit from Amazon's move to Long Island City but they remain optimistic after seeing tremendous growth in New York.
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Ruben Diaz Sr.
City Council/John McCarten
February 17, 2019 - 11:31 am
One prominent politician has been caught in the crossfire over Ruben Diaz Sr.’s homophobic comments and the subsequent calls for his resignation: his son, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.
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