Will Amazon withdraw its headquarters?

By Stephen Bialkowski / February 8, 2019 /

Amazon’s decision to build one of its two new HQ2 locations in Long Island City has stirred up a lot of speculation for its impact, both positive and negative, on the city’s future. Now the company may be having second thoughts. According to the Washington Post, which Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos also owns, the…

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Second city council hearing with Amazon questions tax incentives

By Stephen Bialkowski / January 30, 2019 /

The New York City Council is still in the process of holding hearings to discuss the impact of Amazon’s decision to open a headquarters in New York. The council held second hearing, titled “Does the Amazon Deal Deliver for New York City Residents?,” on January 30 to discuss the deal’s tax incentives. The council held the…

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Writing a construction contract

By Stephen Bialkowski / January 15, 2019 /

Before any work begins, construction workers need a contract. These agreements help guide owners, contractors, manager, subcontractors and other construction professionals so the job gets done right and everyone’s needs are met. Because this document is so key to a project’s success, it may be beneficial to work with a legal professional when it comes…

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Why is the Amazon deal met with so much resistance?

By Stephen Bialkowski / January 2, 2019 /

We’ve covered the agreement Amazon made with New York to bring a new headquarters to Long Island City, over which the New York City Council and many residents have expressed concern. The first of the council’s hearings looking into the deal occurred in December, but the second and third hearings have not been scheduled yet. Large…

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First city council hearing with Amazon expresses economic concerns

By Stephen Bialkowski / December 14, 2018 /

Amazon’s decision to open a new headquarters in New York has drawn praise and criticism, and this week the project’s critics were able to voice their concerns. The New York City Council held its first of three planned hearings on December 12. Councilors on the Economic Development Committee asked Amazon executives and the New York City Economic Development Corporation…

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