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Amazon Sent Pro-HQ2 Mailers Amid City Council Battle

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Amazon sent out a mailer to residents of the Queens area this week with a “Happy New Year” message — and a list of benefits of having the controversial HQ2 located in Long Island City. The mailer is said to be the first salvo in Amazon’s battle with certain members of the New York City Council who aren’t happy with the process in which the city was pitched, or the potential negative impact the headquarters could have.

New York City Council member Jimmy Van Bramer, who represents the district Amazon will soon move to, said in a post shared on social media sites that Amazon “spending this money just shows our voices in opposition have been heard.”

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