New York City picked as part of Amazon’s second headquarters

It’s official: New York City will be a part of Amazon’s second headquarters, along with a Northern Virginia suburb of Washington, D.C. The retail giant announced its decision Tuesday following much speculation it had gotten down to the final two areas to replicate a second base comparable in size and impact to its primary headquarters in Seattle. “This is a giant step on our path to building an economy in New York City that leaves no one behind. We are…

Amazon’s rumored New York arrival could mark the Big Apple’s emergence as a tech hub

Amazon’s recent announcement that Long Island City will act as at least part of a second headquarters for the retail giant signals an incoming rise of tech influence in the Big Apple. The New York Times reported this week that NYC and Arlington, Virginia will split the second headquarters of Amazon after months of speculation. Governor Andrew Cuomo has long been trying to entice Jeff Bezos and Amazon to set up shop in the city. “It’s a positive thing in…