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  1. The High End: One Building, Three LooksRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | The New York Times

    New York buildings come in a variety of architectural styles, but typically each building has just one. A condominium under construction in Long Island City, though, will bring three styles into a single project.

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  2. Bits: The Week in Tech: Amazon Finally Makes an HQ2 DecisionRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | The New York Times

    Each week, technology reporters and columnists from The New York Times review the week's news , offering analysis and maybe a joke or two about the most important developments in the tech industry. Want this newsletter in your inbox? Sign up here .

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  3. New York City Needs Amazon as Much as Amazon Needs UsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | The New York Times

    For decades, experts have called for the diversification of the New York City economy. In the wake of postwar deindustrialization, our reliance on Wall Street and the financial industry in general had by the 1990s left our city disproportionately vulnerable to swings in the financial markets.

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  4. Real Estate Technology: Try, Try AgainRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | The New York Times

    Perhaps the most prescient scene in the futuristic 1960s cartoon "The Jetsons" was when George, the eager technophile, had to run as fast as he could to stay on a newfangled treadmill gone haywire. It's an apt metaphor for some technology today, particularly in the real estate industry, which is quick to jump on the newest disruptive innovation, but often ends up with the next Bluetooth-enabled toaster instead.

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  5. Can New York City's Mayor Be an Amazon Booster and Still Be Progressive?Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday | The New York Times

    For parts of his tenure, Mayor Bill de Blasio has been criticized for straying from his progressive roots, with some of his loyal supporters accusing him of failing to deliver on promises to help the homeless, or advance criminal justice reforms. Those grumblings turned into a full-throated roar this week, with the mayor's enthusiastic backing of a billion-dollar incentive deal to bring Amazon to Long Island City, Queens.

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  6. Common Sense: Why Amazon Chose the Wrong Locations for Its HQ2Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 15 | The New York Times

    So, the Amazon bragging rights go to New York City and the Washington, D.C., area. Why do I feel a little deflated? Amazon's choices for its secondary headquarters should be mostly good news for a New York City resident and frequent Washington visitor like me.

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  7. Like a Boss: Megan Abbott's Work Diary: 'My...Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 15 | The New York Times

    The villains in Megan Abbott's twisted crime novels are often combative, hypercompetitive women and girls: elite cheerleaders; perfectionist gymnasts and their drill-sergeant moms; a cunning crime boss and her back-stabbing, power-hungry underling. Ms. Abbott's most recent novel, "Give Me Your Hand," features rival postdoctoral researchers who are studying "premenstrual dysphoric disorder," a particularly nasty form of PMS that can cause explosive anger.

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  8. The Look of Amazon's HQ2 Winners, Before AmazonRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 15 | The New York Times

    Crystal City in Virginia and Long Island City in Queens are about to become home to an internet giant. They will probably never appear the same again.

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  9. M.T.A. Warns of Fare Increases and Service Cuts as Budget Crisis LoomsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 15 | The New York Times

    The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is facing a looming budget crisis that could lead to major fare increases or drastic cuts to subway and bus service, officials warned Thursday. The transit agency, which is still struggling to fix New York's sputtering subway, needs an influx of new funding to avoid serious consequences for subway and bus riders, officials said.

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  10. New York Today: New York Today: Snow Is Coming, Resisting Amazon and...Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 15 | The New York Times

    Snow and sleet are expected to start by 2 p.m. and turn to freezing rain by 4 p.m. But the white stuff is not expected to stay long in the city. Expect an inch here, two to three inches in White Plains, and four to six inches further north and west, the National Weather Service says .

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  11. Some New Yorkers Hate the Amazon Deal. Can They Stop It?Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 15 | The New York Times

    The deal to bring Amazon to Long Island City , at a cost of more than $2 billion in government incentives, has sparked outrage in many corners of New York City, particularly in Queens, where residents and elected officials have vowed resistance. The anger is real: More than 100 people gathered Wednesday at a protest near the proposed site of Amazon's new offices, where the company has promised to employ more than 25,000 people in exchange for tax credits, direct state grants and city tax incentives.

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  12. Big City: Amazon and the Urban HypocriteRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 14 | The New York Times

    In the days before Amazon's official announcement that it would situate its second headquarters in two locations, one of them in Queens, many New Yorkers were outraged by the impending incursion as they surely went about ordering their slow-cookers and folding chairs and heavily discounted copies of "Friday Black" from the company, for expedited delivery. The holidays, after all, are approaching.

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  13. New York's Amazon Deal Is a Bad BargainRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 14 | The New York Times

    Throughout its 14-month search for a second headquarters - which has concluded with the dual selection of Long Island City, Queens, and Arlington, Va. - Amazon talked of its need for things like transportation, housing and a business-friendly environment.

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  14. The New Brothels: How Shady Landlords Play a Key Role in the Sex TradeRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 14 | The New York Times

    Most tenants of a drab, four-story building in Park Slope, Brooklyn, knew about the brothel in their building. Strange men buzzed their apartments at all hours, looking nervous as they headed toward the same two apartments where many residents believed sex was being sold. 2 comments

  15. Amazon's New York Home Qualifies as 'Distressed' Under Federal Tax LawRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 14 | The New York Times

    There are wine bars and a cycling studio along the riverfront in Long Island City, among gleaming high-rise apartment buildings with views of Midtown Manhattan. The soon-to-open library branch is a modern art cube of concrete, the median income is $138,000 a year, and America's hottest online retailer is about to move in.

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  16. New York Today: New York Today: Amazon Deal in Queens, El...Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 14 | The New York Times

    It's Wednesday. Y' Who won? Powerball will present a New York record $343.8 million check today to a Harlem man for the Oct. 27 drawing.

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  17. Amazon HQ2: How New York and Virginia Won the Beauty ContestRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 14 | The New York Times

    After 14 months of pitches, meetings and offers of incentives and name changes, Amazon announced on Tuesday that its second headquarters would be on two sites: one in Long Island City, Queens, and another in Arlington, Va. The company is also developing a smaller operations and logistics facility in Nashville.

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  18. letters: Amazon's HQ2 Plan Gets a Cool ReceptionRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 13 | The New York Times

    The decision by Amazon to place its second headquarters in Arlington, Va., and in Queens represents a blown opportunity to do something positive for the country. If it had chosen to place a second hub in one of the less stereotypically "coastal elite" options on its list , Amazon could inject new energy, diversity and opportunity into regions suffering the negative side effects of globalization.

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  19. To Lure Amazon, 3 Places in Virginia Get New Name No One's Heard BeforeRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 13 | The New York Times

    That changed on Tuesday, when Amazon said it would open a huge regional office in Northern Virginia in what it called " an urban community less than three miles from downtown Washington" within walking distance of subway stops, a commuter rail station and Ronald Reagan National Airport. The "community" the company was referring to actually encompasses three distinct districts: Pentagon City, where Mr. Schwager currently lives, Crystal City and Potomac Yard.

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  20. Amazon Is Getting $1.5 Billion to Come to Queens. Now Begins the Fight Over if It's Worth It.Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 13 | The New York Times

    Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio sat together Tuesday to announce that they had emerged victorious from a nationwide competition to lure tens of thousands of Amazon jobs to New York. The two leaders were all smiles as they congratulated the top executive from Amazon who had joined them, John Schoettler, a vice president for real estate, and together parried questions about the package of subsidies that Mr. Cuomo said were the largest the state had ever offered.

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