Amazon has canceled its New York City HQ2 plans. Here’s why many New Yorkers opposed the project.

Business Insider | 2/14/2019 | Aria Bendix
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Three months after announcing its decision to split its second headquarters between Northern Virginia and Queens, Amazon has reversed course.

On February 14, the company canceled its plans for a New York City HQ2, which was expected to introduce around 25,000 new employees and a multi-billion-dollar headquarter site into Long Island City.

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The plan had met significant backlash from local residents and their elected representatives, who feared that the tech giant's arrival would exacerbate challenges in their neighborhoods.

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