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Friday, February 8, 2019

Facing opposition from politicians, Amazon reconsiders NY headquarters site, two officials say | Washington Post

Amazon executives have had internal discussions recently to reassess the situation in New York and explore alternatives to the proposed campus in New York City because of opposition from local politicians.

Key officials, including freshman U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), whose district borders the proposed Amazon site, have rallied against the project, according The Washington Post. Opponents worried about displacement of residents and rising rent, as was experienced in Seattle.