Graffiti opposing the construction of the new Amazon campus covers a fence at a vacant lot in the Long Island City neighbourhood of New York City. Photo: Reuters

Amazon abandons plans to build second headquarters in New York, citing opposition from local politicians

  • Amazon had previously said the new HQ in Long Island City would create thousands of jobs
  • But there was angry opposition to US$2.8 billion in incentives promised to Amazon in a secret deal with New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio
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Graffiti opposing the construction of the new Amazon campus covers a fence at a vacant lot in the Long Island City neighbourhood of New York City. Photo: Reuters
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