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New York Almost Ready to Move on From Failed Amazon Plans

The city of New York has made initial moves toward developing a plan to replace the failed Amazon Headquarters development in Long Island City, Queens.
May 23, 2019, 5am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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"City Hall is moving on from the collapse of the Amazon deal and exploring a development plan on the Long Island City site that would have housed the e-commerce giant's headquarters," report Joe Anuta and Janaki Chadha.

"City officials recently met with property owners, developers and community leaders to discuss forming a comprehensive framework for several waterfront sites in the Queens neighborhood and charting a potential path through the choppy political waters that sank the original proposal," according to the article.

Those officials represented the Economic Development Corporation and Department of City Planning, but so far it seems the city is treading carefully, given the contentious collapse of the Amazon plan. The article includes a lot more details about the planning history of the area, as well as development plans currently in the works in the area surrounding the former Amazon site.

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Published on Monday, May 20, 2019 in Politico
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