Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez isn't the darling of all Democrats in NY.
The CEOs of Mastercard, Warby Parker and Morgan Stanley; officials at Columbia, NYU and City University of NY; presidents of 32BJ SEIU and 1199 SEIU unions and Queens Assemblywoman Catherine Nolan and Staten Island and Southern Brooklyn Representative Max Rose are among those who signed the letter.
"New Yorkers do not want to give up on the 25,000 permanent jobs, 11,000 union construction and maintenance jobs, and $28 billion in new tax revenues that Amazon was prepared to bring to our state", says the letter.
Amazon confirmed they would not build a headquarters in NY on Valentine's Day.
The appeal aligns with efforts by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo (D) to try to talk the company into returning to negotiations, including by placing a call to Bezos, according to the Times.
As reporters Kathryn Brenzel and Will Parker write, with Democrats now in full control of the state Senate, "programs that landlords have enjoyed for almost three decades - and which often serve as the basis for their entire business models - could soon disappear".
Protestors rally against Amazon and the company's plans to move their second headquarters to the Long Island City neighborhood of Queens, at New York City Hall, January 30, 2019 in New York City.More news: Pakistan releases Indian pilot who was captured in disputed Kashmir region
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The four members of the NY congressional delegation who signed the letter were U.S. Representatives Carolyn Maloney, Hakeem Jeffries, Gregory Meeks and Max Rose.
An an anti-Amazon HQ2 rally outside New York City Hall.
Cuomo, the Times reported, has promised to help the company navigate the complicated process to get approvals for its planned project in Long Island City.
The award helped to provoke vocal opposition to the said project, even though it was supported by the governor and mayor of NY. The company pulled the plug on the project, dubbed HQ2, following vocal and persistent opposition to the plan after it was announced three months ago.
They still wanted to see economic growth in NY, the advocates argued, but not without first considering the effect on housing prices and racial and economic equality. "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", it continued. They call him Amazon Cuomo because he's the King of the NY jungle, and the lion is definitely not sleeping tonight-he's pacing around Westchester calling Jeff 'Piñata' Bezos.
NewYorkattracts the best, most diverse talent from across the globe. "We want business, we're open for business". Those concerns didn't stop more than 200 cities across the country from competing to lure the tech giant when it embarked on a yearlong search for a so-called HQ2 that would bring 50,000 or more high-paying jobs.