Jimmy Van Bramer

Andrew Cuomo Michael Gianaris and Jeff Bezos.
Cuomo was imperial, de Blasio was negligent, Amazon was arrogant and legislators were petty. Why is anyone surprised?
Opinion
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Amazon exit makes Cuomo and de Blasio the biggest losers.
Winners & Losers
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Protesters hold up signs at the second New York City Council hearing on Amazon's planned headquarters in Queens.
“30 jobs, are you f---ing kidding me?”
Policy
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A view of the Long Island City skyline development - the future home of Amazon HQ2 - from under the Queens Boulevard train tracks.
Economic development officials answered some questions – and remained silent on others.
Policy
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Rafael Salamanca, Jr.
The New York City Councilman talks Amazon, homelessness and jails.
Personality
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State Sen. Diane Savino and Assemblyman Clyde Vanel
How two state lawmakers plan to lead their colleagues in carefully regulating disruptive technologies.
Policy
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There's a lot of synergy in this week's Winners & Losers.
Winners & Losers
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Local politicians like New York City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer calls the arrangement unnecessary corporate welfare.
The state has bypassed the city's legislative body many times before for large development projects.
News & Politics
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amazon
The online retailer’s move into Queens is dividing elected officials and influential groups.
Policy
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Jumaane Williams Bill de Blasio Melissa Mark-Viverito
It’s a big field. Here are the contenders – and the pretenders.
News & Politics
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