A month ago, when Amazon announced that it would build regional offices in New York and Virginia at great expense to the taxpayers there, I wrote that it had misunderstood the moment: Perhaps the furor over Amazon’s regional offices will blow over. But it’s hard not to feel today as if the company misread the room — overestimating the public’s appetite for a billion-dollar giveaway to one of the world’s biggest companies, and underestimating the public’s ability to raise hell on- and offline. Amazon may yet feel that pain, in the long run. Today, Amazon met the room: 150 protesters who showed up to the first New York City Council hearing about the plan. According to reports from the scene, demonstrators’ concerns start with the $3 billion in incentives that New York plans to give Amazon in exchange for locating there — and, it says, creating 25,000 jobs. Here’s Leticia Miranda in BuzzFeed: ”You’re worth a trillion … [Read more...] about Amazon’s plans for a New York office are under new scrutiny
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Art & Design Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Art & Design | Amazon’s HQ2 Will Benefit From New York City. But What Does New York Get? Supported by ByMichael Kimmelman Nov. 12, 2018 The innovation myth used to involve the back of a suburban garage or an office park in Silicon Valley. The tech industry was incubated not on the mean streets of the big city, but in sleepy hamlets like Murray Hill, N.J., and Mountain View, Calif. So with reports of Amazon’s plan to split HQ2, its second headquarters, between Crystal City, a part of Arlington, Va., just outside Washington, and Long Island City, in Queens, what are we to make of tech’s steady migration to marquee cities? Amazon is hardly alone, after all. Google and Facebook already have headquarters here (established, not incidentally, without state subsidies). Google intends to … [Read more...] about Amazon’s HQ2 Will Benefit From New York City. But What Does New York Get?
Business Insider, provided by Published 6:02 pm PST, Monday, November 5, 2018 Yana Paskova/Getty Images Amazon is reportedly planning to name Long Island City neighborhood in Queens, New York half of its second headquarters, HQ2. HQ2 — which The New York Times reports will be split between New York and Crystal City, Virginia — will create roughly 25,000 new jobs in the area. HQ2 sounds like a great opportunity for New York, but it could contribute to a rise in housing prices, as well as population and transportation woes. On Monday evening, The New York Times reported that Amazon was finally nearing a decision on where to place its second headquarters. After more than a year of deliberation, the e-commerce giant is reportedly nearing a deal to split HQ2 between New York City, in the Queen's neighborhood of Long Island City, and Crystal City, Virginia. In January, soon after Amazon realized its short list of 20 finalists for HQ2, Business … [Read more...] about Amazon is reportedly nearing a deal to make New York City one of the homes of its second headquarters — here’s why it would be disastrous (AMZN)
LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 9, 2018--FX has landed the first-run North American rights to The New York Times’s first major foray into TV news, called The Weekly, in partnership with Hulu, which will be the exclusive SVOD streaming home to new episodes of the series the day after air. The announcement was made today by John Landgraf, CEO of FX Networks and FX Productions.In addition to the FX linear telecast and Hulu, episodes will also be available on FX’s VOD services, FXNOW (with commercials) and FX+ (commercial-free) to authenticated subscribers.This marks FX’s first entry in the ongoing weekly news genre and the network has committed to a minimum of 30 episodes with the series scheduled to premiere later this year. The series is produced by The New York Times and Left/Right, a Red Arrow Studios company. WME represented the project.“The New York Times is synonymous with excellence and FX is honored to be chosen as their partner on what will be the first … [Read more...] about FX Lands The New York Times Series The Weekly
caption New York City is calling you — and you don’t have to spend a dime to enjoy it. source T Photography/Shutterstock New York City is one of the most expensive cities in the world, but you don’t have to break the bank when you visit. Many tourist attractions, local hangouts, and not-to-be missed experiences are completely free. Free activities you can do in New York City this summer range from outdoor concerts to special museum visits to Shakespeare performances. New York City isn’t cheap – in fact, it’s one of the most expensive cities in the world for travelers. But that doesn’t mean it’s impossible to get by on a shoestring budget. There are plenty of activities you can do in the Big Apple that won’t cost you a dime this summer, from outdoor concerts and Shakespeare performances to trips to world-famous museums and … [Read more...] about 22 free things to do in New York City this summer