AOC criticized for tweet slamming Amazon's NYC plans

The James A. Farley Post Office Building in Manhattan

The e-commerce giant has signed a new lease for 335,000 square feet in the new Hudson Yards neighborhood.

Amazon's expansion in New York City comes as part of its plans to "continue to hire and grow organically" across its 18 tech hubs, a spokeswoman told the Guardian by email. The Journal also reported Friday that Facebook is in talks to lease more space in Manhattan, not far from Amazon's new offices.

Less than a year after Inc. walked away from a planned headquarters in NY, the e-commerce giant has announced a significant expansion in midtown Manhattan.

Amazon said the new office will open in 2021 and will house employees from its consumer and advertisement teams. His office did so again Saturday, while lamenting that Lengthy Island City had lost out on Amazon's enlargement plans.

The Manhattan lease does not qualify for the kind of tax credits and other government sweeteners the company had won in exchange for building a huge campus in Long Island City that was to employ more than 25,000 people.

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"The HQ2 plans, by contrast, had called for Amazon to add up to 25.000 new jobs in New York City". She claimed the incentives being used to entice Amazon were too high.

The tech giant abandoned that project - which followed a public bidding process that had cities across the country jostling to attract it - after locals slammed the $1.5 billion in tax incentives NY offered the company.

Current York has a thriving originate-up scene, and mountainous tech companies are already abruptly expanding their presence within town. Google and Instagram have also opened new offices in recent years.

Peaceable, Parilla acknowledged the enormous incentive kit changed into focused at luring Amazon to 1 amongst Current York's outer boroughs, which like now not benefited from the tech increase like Lengthy island has.

However, critics were quick to point out that her victory lap is unwarranted, as Amazon's current plan brings significantly fewer jobs, and the location is not within her district. In some ways, she was correct, but it didn't take away the sting she delivered to people who were hopeful about the big company creating tens of thousands of good-paying jobs.

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