CUOMO'S QUEST: NY Governor Begs Bezos to RETURN to the Big Apple

Cuomo trying to lure jilted Bezos and Amazon HQ back to NYC

New York officials and business executives are pleading with Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos to give New York City another chance after the retailer earlier this month backed out of a plan to build a second headquarters amid fierce community opposition.

"The governor has had multiple phone conversations with Amazon executives, including Mr. Bezos, over the past two weeks", the New York Times reported, citing two people with knowledge of the discussions. Some House lawmakers, as well as the CEOs of companies including Mastercard and Goldman Sachs, signed on to the letter. Reps. Hakeem Jeffries and Carolyn Maloney and Assemblywoman Catherine Nolan were signatories. Opinions are strong in New York-sometimesstrident.

"Yes, it's directed to Amazon in hopes they will reconsider".

Governor Cuomo will take personal responsibility for the project's state approval and MayordeBlasio will work together with the governor to manage the community development process, including the workforce development, public education and infrastructure investments that are necessary to ensure that the Amazon campus will be a tremendous benefit to residents and small businesses in the surrounding communities.

But Amazon faced vociferous opponents - including local groups, some unions and political activists animated by the surprise victory of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez - from the moment it announced its plans for Queens in November. "We call for Universal Rent Control that gives people, not the real estate industry, the power to determine where they live - no New Yorker should live in fear of a rapid rent increase or an eviction", they wrote.

"We urge you to reconsider", it added.

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The letter will appear in The Times Friday and is being paid for the pro-business Partnership for New York City. But when we commit to a project as important as this, we figure out how to get it done in a way that works for everyone.

They said the online retail giant's proposed NY campus would be a "tremendous benefit to residents and small businesses in the surrounding communities". "Equally, it is a message to the broader industry".

An Amazon spokeswoman declined a request for comment.

One thing that has changed in the last two weeks: Andrea Stewart-Cousins, the Democratic majority leader of the state Senate, withdrew her nomination of Sen. "We are a dynamic new center of the country's most inclusive tech economy", the open letter said.

In a statement responding to Cuomo's efforts to lure Amazon back to Long Island City, Deborah Axt-co-executive director of the community advocacy group Make the Road New York-said the governor needs to stop trying to flatter the world's richest man and "start listening to our communities, who overwhelmingly reject this deal". Michael N. Gianaris (D-Queens).

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