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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez hits back at Times Square billboard that blames her for Amazon canceling its New York HQ2

A billboard went up in Times Square on Wednesday blaming Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for Amazon's canceling its HQ2 project in Queens, New York, last week. The billboard said that the termination of Amazon's deal with New York lost 25,000 jobs and $4 billion in wages. The sign was funded by the Job Creators' Network, a conservative business advocacy group.  Ocasio-Cortez responded by saying that it was paid for by "billionaire-funded groups" advocating "dark money & anti-worker policies." N...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, New York, Wikipedia, Virginia, Trends, Queens, Manhattan, Fox News, Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders, Forbes, Marcus, Trump, Times Square, Breitbart


See the ‘Ugliest House of the Year’ and its glorious renovation

The "Ugliest House of the Year" award went to a property purchased as a run-down 1,700-square-foot Tudor-style home in Queens, New York, last fall.
Tags: Radio, Queens New York, Select, Homevestors


Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Celebrated Amazon Pulling Out of New York––But the Governor Says It Cost the City 25,000 Jobs

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez declared victory when Amazon announced Thursday that it would not build a second headquarters (known as HQ2) in Queens, New York. Gov. Andrew Cuomo called it a “lost economic opportunity” and blamed “a small group [of] politicians [who] put their own narrow political interests above their community.” The dispute between the two…
Tags: Amazon, New York, News, Uncategorized, Andrew Cuomo, Queens New York, Onetime, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rep Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez Celebrated Amazon


Amazon was having official talks with city officials just the day before it canceled the New York HQ2 (AMZN)

Amazon was still trying to hammer out a deal with New York officials and union representatives, just the day before the company officially canceled plans for its proposed HQ2 headquarters in NYC, Bloomberg reports. Amazon executives, city officials, and union heads reportedly met Wednesday to address "outstanding issues" related to the proposal. A labor union president told Bloomberg that those present at the meeting had "all agreed" to the negotiated terms, so he was "amazed" when Amazon canc...
Tags: Amazon, New York, Labor, New York City, City, Trends, Bloomberg, Queens, Bill De Blasio, Jeff Bezos, National Enquirer, Andrew Cuomo, Queens New York, Arlington Virginia, Long Island City, New York City They


Virginia is now the sole winner of Amazon's HQ2. Here's what its planned neighborhood looks like right now.

Amazon has announced that Northern Virginia will be the sole site for its second headquarters.  Amazon had originally announced that its second headquarters, HQ2, would be split between Queens, New York, and Arlington, Virginia. It canceled its plans to build part of HQ2  in Long Island City, Queens, and the company said it will not seek a replacement location for the Long Island City headquarters. As part of Amazon's new headquarters, Virginia and Arlington will benefit from more than 25,...
Tags: Amazon, New York, Washington, Virginia, Trends, Alexandria, Northern Virginia, Arlington, Reagan National Airport, Queens New York, Arlington Virginia, Long Island City, Crystal City, Long Island City Queens, Pentagon City, JBG Smith


‘It’s devastating’: Agents react to Amazon abandoning New York

When the news broke Thursday morning that Amazon had flip flopped on its decision to put an HQ2 campus in Long Island City, Vincent Koo was in a meeting with other agents in the Queens, New York, neighborhood.
Tags: Amazon, New York, New York City, Lifestyle, Radio, Queens, Agent, Exclusive, Industry News, Queens New York, Long Island City, Markets & Economy, HQ2, Buyers Tools, Eric Benaim, Modern Spaces


Amazon recovers share losses after cancelling its HQ2 project in New York City (AMZN)

Amazon announced on Thursday that it has cancelled its HQ2 project for New York City expansion. The decision came as many state and local politicians oppose the project, the tech giant said. In November, the Amazon said it would split its new headquarters between Long Island City and Arlington, Virginia.  Watch Amazon trade live. Amazon on Thursday announced that it has cancelled its HQ2 project for New York City, which caused the company's stock to pare earlier declines. Shares were down...
Tags: Amazon, New York, New York City, Trends, Northern Virginia, Queens New York, Arlington Virginia, Long Island City, Crystal City, Long Island City Queens, New York City AMZN, Arlington Virginia Watch Amazon


Amazon says it won't reopen its HQ2 search after bailing on New York City

Amazon said it won't reopen its HQ2 search after abandoning plans to open a corporate campus in New York City.  " We do not intend to reopen the HQ2 search at this time," Amazon said. "We will proceed as planned in Northern Virginia and Nashville, and we will continue to hire and grow across our 17 corporate offices and tech hubs in the U.S. and Canada." Amazon had planned to send 25,000 jobs to New York City. It's possible some of those jobs could now end up in Arlington, Virginia, and Nash...
Tags: Amazon, New York, Virginia, New York City, Trends, Canada, Nashville, Northern Virginia, Queens New York, Arlington Virginia, Long Island City, Canada Amazon, National Landing


Amazon isn't coming to New York City — and it's a kick in the face for the people who bet big on property in Queens (AMZN)

Amazon   is no longer opening a HQ2 in New York City, it announced on Thursday. One of the major concerns about Amazon's project was that it would cause prices to skyrocket in the Long Island City neighborhood of Queens, where it was planning to build the headquarters. People on social media speculated about what the decision will mean for those who invested in Queens real estate in anticipation of the move. Amazon said on Thursday that it was abandoning its plans to construct a second headqu...
Tags: Amazon, New York, New York City, Trends, Queens, Andrew Cuomo, New York Business Journal, LIC, Queens New York, New York City Council, Long Island City, Corey Johnson, Sam Biddle, Alexander Abnos, Queens AMZN, Amazon After all Amazon


Coming To America Sequel Release Date Set for 2020

Coming to America sequel release date set for 2020 The Hollywood Reporter has brought word that the Coming to America sequel release date has been set by Paramount Pictures. The follow-up to the acclaimed 1988 Eddie Murphy comedy has landed an August 7, 2020 release date. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}; googletag.cmd.push(function() { var st...
Tags: Movies, America, Netflix, Beverly Hills, Twins, Paramount Pictures, Lee Daniels, Eddie Murphy, Murphy, Brewer, Richard Pryor, Queens New York, Barris, Jonathan Levine, Craig Brewer, Keegan Michael Key


Trump Childhood Home In Queens On The Market For $2.9 Million

The home that President Trump grew up in in Queens, New York is currently on the market for $2.9 million, The Wall Street Journal reported. The home, which comes stocked with Trump collectibles, was built by Trump’s father, Fred Trump, in the 1940s and has been rented out as an Air BnB for $700 a night. The home last sold for $2.14 million in 2017 and $1.4 million just after Trump was elected. Read the full story here.  [Author: Nicole Lafond]
Tags: News, Queens, Trump, Fred Trump, Queens New York, Livewire, Nicole Lafond, Trump Childhood Home


Trump’s childhood home is on sale for $2.9M

The modest Queens, New York home in which President Donald Trump spent some of his earliest years is on the market again for $2.9 million.
Tags: Technology, Listings, Radio, Agent, Compass, Donald Trump, Wall Street Journal, Trump, Fred Trump, Queens New York, News Brief, Mary Trump, Edward Hickey


Soul Serenade: The Exciters, “Tell Him”

I’ve written about the Exciters before in this column, back in 2013. But that story was more of a reminiscence about my first band and a song called “Do-Wah-Diddy” that we included in our set. It just so happened that the song was originally recorded by the Exciters in 1963. I can’t claim that we were aware of their recording and in truth, we were inspired by the hit version of the song by Manfred Mann that rocketed up the charts a few months after the Exciters version. In 1961, Brenda Reid, Car...
Tags: Music, New York, Liverpool, Nashville, Atlantic City, Jamaica, Beatles, The Masters, Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Ken Shane, Soul Serenade, Rca Records, The Righteous Brothers, Carter, Springfield, Queens New York


Hustle & Flow’s Craig Brewer to Direct Coming To America Sequel

Hustle & Flow’s Craig Brewer to direct Coming To America sequel The upcoming sequel to the acclaimed 1988 Eddie Murphy-led comedy Coming to America has found its director in Craig Brewer, known for writing and directing the acclaimed 2005 musical drama Hustle & Flow and modest 2006 success Black Snake Moan, according to The Hollywood Reporter. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gp...
Tags: Movies, America, Netflix, Beverly Hills, Twins, Paramount Pictures, Lee Daniels, Eddie Murphy, Murphy, Brewer, Richard Pryor, Queens New York, Barris, Jonathan Levine, Craig Brewer, Keegan Michael Key


‘Coming to America 2’ Finally Moving Forward with Eddie Murphy Starring and Director Craig Brewer

There have been rumblings of a Coming to America sequel since 2017. Eddie Murphy was on board to reprise his role as Prince Akeem, a young man from the fictional nation of Zamunda who abandoned his arranged marriage and found a bride that he truly loved in the most royal place in America: Queens, New York. But we haven’t heard anything on the movie since 2017. That changes today. Hustle & Flow and Footloose remake director Craig Brewer is signing on to direct Coming to America 2. The filmmaker ...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, America, United States, Sequels, James Earl Jones, Eddie, Paramount Pictures, Craig, Eddie-Murphy, McDonald, Brewer, Lisa, Queens New York, McDowell, Jonathan Levine


AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile announce plans to stop selling your location data to outside companies amid growing pressure from federal lawmakers

AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon have all announced plans to cease the sale of real-time location sharing to third parties. The development follows an investigation conducted by Vice's Motherboard where a bounty hunter was able to track down a reporter's phone by using just a phone number.  Senators and policy makers are now calling for increased legislation on the carriers and have called the practice a breach of national security.  Amid increasing pressure from federal lawmakers, three of the m...
Tags: Verizon, Fcc, Congress, US, Trends, Sprint, Motherboard, The New York Times, Msnbc, Ron Wyden, John Legere, Sen Mark Warner D Va, Queens New York, Google Pixel, Rosenworcel, AT T T Mobile


Senators Call On FCC To Investigate Carriers Selling Location Data To Bounty Hunters

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Motherboard: On Tuesday, Motherboard revealed that major American telcos T-Mobile, AT&T, and Sprint are selling customer location data of users in an unregulated market that trickles down to bounty hunters and people not authorized to handle such information. In our investigation, we purchased the real-time location of a cell phone from a bail industry source for $300, pinpointing it to a specific part of Queens, New York. The issue potentially impacts hu...
Tags: Fcc, Tech, United States, Sprint, Msnbc, Kamala Harris, Ron Wyden, Mark Warner, HARRIS, Queens New York, Federal Communications Commission FCC, Jessica Rosenworcel, Velshi Ruhle


Bright light in big city mystifies New Yorkers after transformer fire

"There was a boom and a bang and a flash of light," said Jim Long, a spokesman for Fire Department New York. The blue flashes that briefly lit up the night sky in the Astoria area of Queens, New York, shortly after 9 p.m. (0200 GMT) were caused by a power surge and electrical "arching" and sparked a transformer explosion and a small fire, said Con Edison spokesman Bob McGee.
Tags: News, Astoria, Queens New York, Con Edison, Jim Long


10 New Homeowners On What They Wish They Knew

It's safe to say that a home — especially in New York City — will be one of the biggest purchases you'll ever make in a lifetime. But let's be real here: Buying can be crazy expensive, and the paperwork and process can get labyrinth-level confusing.Still, owning a home is possible, even for young buyers, and even in expensive areas. "Most of our twentysomething clients have 'buying a home' as a six-year goal," Stash Wealth founder Priya Malani, Refinery29's financial expert, says. But if you ha...
Tags: Fashion, Music, New York, New York City, Fairfield, Manhattan, Kerry, Ali, Mona, Harlem, Don, FHA, Queens New York, Caitlin, Brody, Priya Malani


Google is planning a huge $1 billion campus in New York (GOOG, GOOGL)

Google announced on Monday that it will spend $1 billion in a major New York City expansion. It's locked down three properties near the Hudson River on New York's west side.  The expansion will enable Google to add 7,000 employees in New York, in what it is calling its "Global Business Operation." Google will build a new campus in New York City, the tech giant announced in a blog post on Monday. Google will spend $1 billion to create a 1.7-million square-foot campus in Manhattan's West Villag...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, New York, Washington, New York City, Trends, Manhattan, Bmw, Ruth Porat, West Village, Austin Texas, Hudson River, Queens New York, Washington Street, 8th Avenue


Backdraft explosion caught on camera

A five-alarm fire in Queens, New York resulted in a backdraft explosion. 12 people were injured, including seven firefighters.
Tags: News, Stories, Queens New York


Fire causes massive backdraft explosion

A five-alarm fire in Queens, New York resulted in a backdraft explosion. 12 people were injured, including seven firefighters.
Tags: News, Stories, Queens New York


Apple threw shade at Amazon 'HQ2' calling it a 'beauty contest,' but then it did the exact same thing (AAPL, AMZN)

Apple announced a new campus in Austin, Texas that will support 5,000 employees. Unlike Amazon's HQ2 process, Apple stayed quiet during the selection process, and CEO Tim Cook said he didn't want it to be a "beauty contest." But ultimately Apple did the same thing as Amazon — choosing to expand in a rich and highly-educated area where it already had thousands of employees. Some news from Apple this morning: It's expanding! Apple said in a midnight press release that it's building a new campu...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Texas, Cook, Trends, Austin, United States, Tim Cook, Silicon Valley, Jeff Bezos, Republican, Trump, Austin Texas, Apple Apple, Queens New York, Arlington Virginia


Amazon isn't getting enough credit for creating jobs, Morgan Stanley says (AMZN)

Amazon's impact on the job market has been underappreciated, Morgan Stanley says.  The retailer is both directly and indirectly creating a massive number of jobs on the national and local levels, Morgan Stanley data show. Amazon's job-creating ability is a key leverage in its ongoing struggle with regulatory pressure, the firm said. Watch Amazon trade live. Amazon's contributions to the job market have been underappreciated, Morgan Stanley says.  "Amazon has been both a net job creator and...
Tags: Amazon, Trends, Austria, Jeff Bezos, Morgan Stanley, Trump, Queens New York, Arlington Virginia, Long Island City, AMZN, Watch Amazon, Amazon Jefferies, Mark Savino, European Commission Germany


New York finally revealed the HQ2 rendering that helped it win Amazon over to Long Island City (AMZN)

New York released its full HQ2 proposal on Monday, more than a year after submitting it to Amazon in October 2017. The proposal includes a rendering of what Amazon's second headquarters could look like in Long Island City.  New York suggested that Amazon center its headquarters around One Court Square, the tallest building in Queens. In November, Amazon had signed a letter of intent to lease one million square feet of space in the building.  New York has released the full proposal it used to ...
Tags: Amazon, New York, Washington Post, Virginia, New York City, Trends, Queens, Jeff Bezos, Andrew Cuomo, Alexa, Hunter, Northern Virginia, Queens New York, Long Island City, Long Island City New York, Amazon Cuomo


Stevie Wonder brings out superstar surprise guests and celebrates life, love and music at his House Full of Toys/Hope Benefit Concert

Stevie Wonder knows how to throw a party. His 22nd Annual House Full of Toys Benefit Concert, held at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday night, Dec. 9, was a joyous occasion with lots of audience sing-a-longs, surprise superstar guests and it was an evening filled with love and hope. The annual celebration has served as a massive toy drive for the L.A. area as Wonder’s We Are You Foundation non-profit distributes the toys to children, people with disabilities and families in need during the...
Tags: Music, Texas, Holidays, California, Germany, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, House, Stevie Wonder, Willie Nelson, Florence, Staples Center, Nelson, Concerts


U.S. Home Flips Down 12 Percent In Q3 2018 To 3.5-Year Low

Average Home Flipping Returns Drop to 6.5-Year Low; Share of Flips Sold to FHA Buyers at a More Than 10-Year Low; Share of Home Flips Purchased with Financing Decreases From 10-Year High in Q2 2018 Irvine, CA – Dec. 6, 2018 (PRNewswire) ATTOM Data Solutions, curator of the nation’s premier property database, today released its Q3 2018 U.S. Home Flipping Report, which shows that a total of 45,901 U.S. single family homes and condos were flipped in the third quarter of 2018, down 12 percent from a...
Tags: Home, Real Estate, Minnesota, Maryland, Colorado, Kentucky, Alabama, Radio, Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, Tennessee, Homes, Michigan, Nevada, States, Louisiana


Almost half of millennials say they'd rather give up sex than quit Amazon for a year, according to a new survey (AMZN)

44% of millennials would rather give up sex than quit Amazon for a year, according to a new survey.  More than three in four millennials would choose Amazon over alcohol. While Amazon has faced backlash in recent months, the e-commerce giant was still named America's most loved brand in Morning Consult's annual report this week.  Sex, booze, or Amazon? For some millennials, the choice is easy: online shopping.  44% of millennials said they would rather give up sex than quit Amazon for a year,...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Europe, America, Trends, Walmart, Queens New York, Arlington Virginia, AMZN, Max Borges Agency, Sen Bernie Sanders Amazon, National Landing


I spent a day in Crystal City, Virginia — and it's easy to see why Amazon picked it for its new HQ2 headquarters (AMZN, JBGS)

Amazon is moving 25,000 employees into a new campus in Northern Virginia. The ecommerce giant chose Arlington's Crystal City neighborhood (along with Queens, New York) as one of two locations for its "HQ2" expansion. We recently visited the area to find out what employees can expect from their new neighborhood. Here's what it looks like at street level. It's official — Amazon is moving into Northern Virginia. It already had a lot of offices and data centers in the region, but the ecommerce gi...
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Here's what Amazon employees can expect from their new neighborhood when HQ2 opens in Crystal City, Virginia (AMZN, JBGS)

Amazon is moving 25,000 employees into a new campus in Northern Virginia. The ecommerce giant chose Arlington's Crystal City neighborhood (along with Queens, New York) as one of two locations for its "HQ2" expansion. We recently visited the area to find out what employees can expect from their new neighborhood. Here's what it looks like at street level. It's official — Amazon is moving into Northern Virginia. It already had a lot of offices and data centers in the region, but the ecommerce gi...
Tags: Amazon, Trends, Pentagon, Northern Virginia, Arlington, Reagan National Airport, Confederate, Queens New York, Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington Virginia, Arlington County, Crystal City, Crystal City Virginia, Pentagon City, Interstate 395 Reagan National Airport