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Long Island City Community Pushes Back Against Amazon’s Plan For Second Headquarters

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Community leaders will hold a rally Wednesday in Queens, protesting Amazon’s decision to bring part of its second headquarters to Long Island City. While the move could bring billions in investments and more than 25,000 jobs, many are worried about what it will mean for housing and the commute. Take Our Poll (function(d,c,j){if(!d.getElementById(j)){var pd=d.createElement(c),s;pd.id=j;pd.src=’https://s2.wp.com/wp-content/mu-plugins/shortcodes/js/polldaddy-shortcode.js’;s=d.getElementsByTagName(c)[0];s.parentNode.insertBefore(pd,s);} else if(typeof jQuery ...

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Amazon Reportedly Picks New York City, Northern Virginia To Split 2nd Headquarters

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Amazon is expected to announce the location of its second headquarters Tuesday, and it appears New York City will be one of two winners. News the corporate giant was eyeing the Big Apple broke last week, but we’ve been waiting for an official announcement. The Wall Street Journal reports Amazon confirmed its decision Monday and will split ...

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Report: Amazon Narrows List Of Locations For 2nd Headquarters, NYC Still In The Running

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Amazon has reportedly narrowed down the list of locations for its second headquarters. According to The Wall Street Journal, the online retail giant is now in late-stage negations with New York City, Dallas and Crystal City in Virginia. The journal reports Amazon is discussing incentives with government officials in Crystal City and speaking with a real estate ...

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Google Employees Walk Out To Protest Treatment Of Women

NEW YORK (AP) – Carrying signs with messages such as “Don’t be evil,” several hundred Google employees in New York and around the world briefly walked off the job Thursday in a protest against what they said is the tech company’s mishandling of sexual misconduct allegations against executives. Employees staged walkouts at offices from Tokyo and Singapore to London and ...

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Report: Uber IPO Could Put Company Value At $120 Billion

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Uber may put forth an initial public offering early next year that values the ride-hailing business at as much as $120 billion, according to a media report. The Wall Street Journal said Tuesday that Uber Technologies Inc. received valuation proposals from Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley. There is no guarantee Uber will fetch that valuation, or ...

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Study: 25-30 Percent Of Cars With Recalls Never Get Repaired

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — It’s no secret that car companies recall millions of vehicles every year. Cars get called in when a problem needs to be fixed. But a new report finds many car owners never get the repairs done, CBS2’s John Schiumo reported Thursday. Anthony Burgess drowned saving his little girl from a frigid pond back in March. The ...

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Lord & Taylor Closing Sale Begins Thursday At Flagship Location

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — After more than 100 years, Lord & Taylor will close its flagship store on Fifth Avenue for good after the holidays. Luckily for shoppers, it’s starting to say goodbye already. The store will launch its store closing sale on Thursday. The century-old retailer known for iconic holiday displays plans to scale back the holiday decor from six ...

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SEC Sues Elon Musk Over Tweets About Taking Tesla Company Private

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The Securities and Exchange Commission is going after the unconventional top executive of some of the most cutting edge brands in technology after he talked about taking one of his publicly traded companies private. The SEC alleges “a series of false and misleading statements made by Elon Musk, the Chief Executive Officer of Tesla, Inc., on ...

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Comcast Outbids Fox In Sky Auction

LONDON (AP) — Comcast has emerged as the top bidder for European broadcaster Sky after a rare auction held by British regulators. After three rounds of secret bidding on Friday and Saturday, Comcast offered the higher price of 17.28 pounds ($22.58) per share for Sky, the equivalent of nearly 30 billion pounds ($39 billion). Rival 21st Century Fox offered 15.67 ...

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