‘Greatest Tragedy’: Cuomo Talks NYC Losing 2nd Amazon HQ - NBC New York

‘Greatest Tragedy’: Cuomo Talks NYC Losing 2nd Amazon HQ

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    Mixed Reactions to Amazon Pulling Out of NYC HQ2 Deal

    The world's biggest company just got sent packing as Amazon backed out of its plans to build a new headquarters in NYC. Michael George reports. (Published Friday, Feb. 15, 2019)

    What to Know

    • Cuomo says Amazon's backing out of deal to put one of its 2nd HQ in NYC is the "greatest tragedy" he has seen since he's been in government

    • Cuomo said Friday on public radio station WAMC that losing the Amazon deal makes him sick to his stomach

    • Cuomo again blamed fellow Democrats who control the state Senate

    Gov. Andrew Cuomo says Amazon's backing out of a deal to put one of its second headquarters in New York City is the "greatest tragedy" he has seen since he's been in government.

    Cuomo said Friday on public radio station WAMC that losing the Amazon deal makes him sick to his stomach. Cuomo's public comments were his first on the topic since his office issued a statement Feb. 14, the day the Seattle-based internet retailer announced it was backing out of an agreement to redevelop a site in Queens.

    Cuomo again blamed fellow Democrats who control the state Senate. They include Sen. Michael Gianaris, who represents the Long Island City neighborhood where Amazon wanted to base 25,000 jobs.

    Senate majority spokesman Michael Murphy called Cuomo's comments "baseless attacks."

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