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Amazon makes its choice for its HQ2 Long Island City NY and Northern Virginia

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posted on Nov, 13 2018 @ 07:58 PM
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I’m really surprised Long Island City NY was chosen, is not a nice place. Well at least a few years ago when I went there it was pretty depressed.

Amazon, though, is smart they went for two locations near the power centers in the country, Washington DC and NYC yet not actually inside of Manhattan or the actual city of Washington DC but very near it in northern Virginia.

In any event, both sides of the political spectrum have taken aim at Amazon. Trump, for example, doesn’t like Amazon because Bezos owns the WaPo and has threatened antitrust investigations and newly elected progressive Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in light of NYC and Virginia lavishing the cash cow Amazon with billion dollar tax breaks...


,”.... decried the "race-to-the-bottom competition" for corporate favors, and then by scholars at George Mason University's libertarian Mercatus Center, who wrote that the winning communities are most likely "throwing their money away."


And here’s the list of the detractors of Amazon:
Trump, Left-wing unions, WikiLeaks, progressives like Bernie Sanders. and business competitors like UPS, FedEx, Wal-Mart,
and many more, mainly the companies in line to be wiped out by the continued rise of Amazon.

www.politico.com...
www.cnet.com...




posted on Nov, 13 2018 @ 08:01 PM
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originally posted by: Willtell


I’m really surprised Long Island City NY was chosen, is not a nice place. Well at least a few years ago when I went there it was pretty depressed.


The Long Island City waterfront area is becoming completely built up with hi rise apartments and is beginning to look more like Jersey City than the old LIC.



posted on Nov, 13 2018 @ 08:02 PM
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I'm just do happy the richest man in the world (King Bezos) is being given a tax free environment and 1.5 billion in corporate welfare I mean without his business would sink

Just raise income and property taxes on the rest of the community they can easily afford it



posted on Nov, 13 2018 @ 08:03 PM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

Jersey City is like the Irvine of NY now



posted on Nov, 13 2018 @ 08:07 PM
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a reply to: toysforadults


Jersey City, while growing rapidly, still has a tremendous amount of its historic architecture and plenty of older neighborhoods that aren't 40 story condos. The medical center repurpose is a good example.



posted on Nov, 13 2018 @ 08:18 PM
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a reply to: Willtell

Excellent research and evaluation !!

💥🍋💥



posted on Nov, 13 2018 @ 08:21 PM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

I’m glad to hear that, a few years ago when I did some work over there it looked like another manufacturing depressed area.



posted on Nov, 13 2018 @ 08:24 PM
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Newark was going to give them 5 or some say 7 billion!

All for naught. Anyone who’s ever been to Newark knew 7 billion wasn’t enough to lure them there.

Newark, though, did make the final 20



posted on Nov, 13 2018 @ 08:25 PM
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originally posted by: Willtell
I’m glad to hear that, a few years ago when I did some work over there it looked like another manufacturing depressed area.


It's started to turn into another Red Hook, Greenpoint or DUMBO with taller buildings. I stayed over by Queens Plaza for a wedding and was surprised how much the neighborhood had changed in only 2 years since the last time I spent some time in that area.



posted on Nov, 13 2018 @ 08:27 PM
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a reply to: Willtell


Newark is next on the rehab list since JC is getting filled, Harrison is almost unrecognizable from 5 years ago, new condos, a stadium and plenty of dining all near the riverfront right across from the Iron Bound and Downtown.



posted on Nov, 13 2018 @ 08:29 PM
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a reply to: Willtell

Ummm Long Island City is not apart of her 14th district (12th district) and she was literally just elected so she has had ZERO impact on this deal. Like ZERO! That, and you must not know anything about her if you think she's just another Corporate Democrat shill who is going to do thy bidding of the wealthy donors she doesn't have.

She took no Super Pac money and is all grass roots. She doesn't have billionaires funding her campaign, you know like Trump, Cruz, Pelosi, Schumer and so on. Feel free to attack Schumer all day, and NY governor Cuomo. They're all wealthy corporate shills.


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posted on Nov, 13 2018 @ 08:32 PM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

I went over there a few years ago on some IT jobs for hp and it looked like Newark Frelinghuysen Ave…
They say it's being gentrified, also the two airports Kennedy and LaGuardia Airport are nearby


NYC has recovered from their past financial troubles considerably.



posted on Nov, 13 2018 @ 08:34 PM
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a reply to: Swills

Are you talking about Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez?

I didn't say anything bad about her, just quoted her...I like her a lot.



posted on Nov, 13 2018 @ 08:36 PM
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a reply to: Willtell

Great, I can't wait for the traffic and packed trains. I'm sure the city gets its cut. I'm worried that the infrastructure is already beyond its limits.

Let's see who foots the bill.

I work in the LIC. Who knows maybe I like this. Time will tell.
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posted on Nov, 13 2018 @ 08:37 PM
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a reply to: Willtell

Oh, I thought you were lumping her into some kind of conspiracy where she'll do thy bidding of the corporate billionaire masters. My mistake.



posted on Nov, 13 2018 @ 08:38 PM
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a reply to: tadaman

There's always traffic and packed trains in NYC, mostly.



posted on Nov, 13 2018 @ 08:39 PM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

I don’t agree Newark is on that list, though it has made some strides.

I know Newark very well, and people don’t realize Newark is actually a residential city.
That’s where it is still like a war zone.
No banks, no gas stations, no commerce; maybe in the whole city they have one 7 11!

Prudential owns Newark and anything good only comes out of that



posted on Nov, 13 2018 @ 08:41 PM
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a reply to: Swills

Not at all. She was commenting that the deal is bad when cities grovel and give too many breaks to corporations.


She all right with me



posted on Nov, 13 2018 @ 08:46 PM
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Bezos was smart here.

He didn’t actually choose Washing DC but a suburb with CIA and defense dept buildings.
Smart in that he is going for the billion dollar DOD IT money.

And he avoided Manhattan but still is in NYC in Queens, a bridge ride away.

He wants to maintain that small-town America image and going to DC and Manhattan would have gone against that

This guy doesn’t have almost a 100 billion being dumb.



posted on Nov, 14 2018 @ 12:15 AM
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Virginia sweetened its deal by agreeing to give Amazon a heads up on FOIA requests the government receives that is linked to Amazon so they can get a court order to block if they need to.




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