Amazon Confirms It Is Opening a New Office in Manhattan in 2021

Daniel Fowler
December 8, 2019

Demonstrators oppose Amazon's plan to build a headquarters in New York City at a protest in November 2018. Amazon is leasing office space in Manhattan for 1,500 employees, which is 6% of the 25,000 jobs its HQ2 in Queens (her district) was supposed to add, ' tweeted Peter J. Hasson, a reporter for the Daily Caller.

The logo of Amazon is seen on the door of an Amazon Books retail store in New York City, U.S., February 14, 2019.

Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has spent the better part of the past year being ridiculed for costing Long Island City much-needed revenue and 25,000 people or more the jobs they would have gotten after Amazon pulled out of their planned HQ2 project in Queens, New York.

But recent months have shown that companies are still attracted to NY and its deep pool of talented workers.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) has once again found herself in controversy, this time over touting an Amazon announcement to claim a misleading political victory.

Ocasio-Cortez, who represents parts of Queens and the Bronx in congress, had argued that the move would also raise real estate prices to levels that local residents could not afford, forcing many of them to move.

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It might not be a second headquarters, but Amazon is far from done taking up office space in New York City.

Amazon now has over 3,500 employees in the city, and roughly another 5,000 across its warehouses in the area. According to WCBS-TV, Amazon will not receive tax breaks for opening the office space.

The company signed a lease for 335,000 square feet in the Hudson Yards neighborhood on the west side.

"Won't you look at that: Amazon is coming to NYC anyway - without requiring the public to finance shady deals, helipad handouts for Jeff Bezos, & corporate giveaways", Ocasio-Cortez tweeted.

'Maybe the Trump admin should focus more on cutting public assistance to billionaires instead of poor families, ' she continued. The move sent shock waves through New York's real estate community, which anxious that the city was becoming inhospitable to business.

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