Amazon, New York City, New York discussed on America in the Morning
People in New York City are bemoaning Amazon's announcement that they are pulling out of the deal to locate part of its second headquarters there, it means the loss of twenty five thousand jobs local officials who oppose the deal declared victory. Steve Kastenbaum explains. How the deal fell apart Amazon's simply walked away from the deal because of opposition from a few local elected officials and a handful of unions in a written statement. Amazon executives said, quote, the commitment to build a new headquarters requires positive collaborative relationships with state and local elected officials who will be supportive over the long term end quote. The city council member who led the opposition held a hastily called press conference in a park near the proposed Amazon's site in Long Island city, and while surrounded by some union members he claimed victory we are proud that we fought for our back. A proud that we value our values in New York City arts to defend working men and women Jimmy van Bremer was heckled by some local residents and small business owners who called him a jobs killer, but he stood strong. We're fighting for immigrants. Yes. Amazon wordsmith ice proudly works with ice to terrorise immigrants at around the same time state Senator Michael, gene. Ours held a news conference. He to oppose the deal. I'm interested in working for my community enduring the right thing by the community. And I think this was a good thing. But the president's of four public housing developments nearby issued a letter blasting those elected officials saying they're grandstanding cost the community real jobs in Washington, queens, democratic Representative Alexandria, Casio Cortez also declared victory while talking to New York one to give away three billion dollars to a company that has a history of worker exploitation that's paying below what the cost of New York City is is not acceptable for us the city and state weren't giving Amazon three billion dollars rather. It was a tax break predicated on the creation of twenty five thousand high paying jobs. Governor Cuomo said in a written statement that a small group of politicians put their own narrower. Oh, political interests above their community, the state's economic future and the best interests of the people of the state. He wrote quote, the New York state Senate has done tremendous damage. They should be held accountable for this lost economic opportunity. End quote, Steve Kastenbaum, New York in sports, third ranked Gonzaga and number nine Houston where Thursday's winners in top twenty five men's basketball. It was the BULLDOGS fifteenth consecutive wins Seventy-three sixty over Loyola Marymount, the Houston Cougars, snarled the Yukon huskies seventy one sixty three. Coming up on nineteen past Trump loves Cole. That's in mourning business with Tom. In the morning after these messages. Day one for a new employee instead of joining and productively vacation confusing disjointed process.