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Amazon may be reconsidering decision to build second headquarters in New York

Posted at 9:30 AM, Feb 08, 2019

Amazon may not deliver a new headquarters to New York City after all.

Amazon is said to be reconsidering its plans to open up a new campus in New York City's Long Island City neighborhood after facing backlash from local residents, according to a Washington Post report on Friday.

The report, which cited unnamed sources, said Amazon executives have had discussions recently to rethink the company's plans for New York and consider alternatives.

Reps for Amazon did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Amazon selected New York City and Northern Virginia in November to split duty as its second headquarters after a year-long search. Each city was expected to have more than 25,000 workers over time.

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