New York City to Amazon: drop dead

In Queens, opponents of second HQ say building plans bypass elected officials, will rip off taxpayers and harm neighborhood

Politicians and advocates gathered in Queens on Wednesday to denounce a multibillion-dollar plan to bring a new Amazon headquarters to New York. One city councilman called the move “an assault on our democracy”.

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Source: theguardian