Expert: Amazon's Reversal On NYC HQ Plans 'An Enormous Surprise'Aaron Elstein of Crains New York, calls Amazon's reversal of its NYC headquarters plan "an enormous surprise," expecting the retail giant to absorb the negative publicity and stay the course.
Amazon's Statement On Dropping NYC HQ PlansThe internet giant put a statement on its blog Thursday saying it will not pursue a second headquarters in Long Island City, and has no plans to look elsewhere.
NYC Council Considers Bills To Force Shops To Accept Cash PaymentsThe New York City Council is considering a bill that would stop restaurants and retail businesses from refusing to accept payments in cash.
Suffolk County Contemplating Restrictions On Plastics, StyrofoamSuffolk County is mulling a crackdown on plastics and foam containers. Lawmakers say, if successful, they hope it would lead to state legislation.
NYC Hardware Store Still Thriving 135 Years LaterA family-run hardware store was in business before the Manhattan Bridge and both the Chrysler and Empire State buildings were constructed. Somehow, they may have even helped build them.
Lawmaker Starts New Push To Get New Yorkers To Kick SodaThere has been another push by politicians to wean New Yorkers off sugar sodas. But this time it's different. It's a voluntary social media campaign called "Fizz Free February."
Beloved NYC Candy Store Going Out Of Business After 45 YearsAs the owners prepare to say goodbye, some famous faces are stopping by in a bid to keep the Manhattan shop open.
With Amazon Move To NYC In Question, Critics Go Door-To-Door To End The DealThe political opposition stems from the city's $2.8 billion in incentives promised to the trillion-dollar company. Local leaders are also concerned that the incoming jobs would be non-union.