Amazon leases space in Hudson Yards, HQ2 opponent AOC 'waiting on the haters to apologize'

David Caplan
December 06, 2019 - 7:55 pm
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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- It's been less than one year since Amazon.com ditched plans to open a second headquarters -- dubbed HQ2 -- in Long Island City, but on Friday the online behemoth announced it has signed a new lease for office in Hudson Yards.

The lease is for 335,000 square-feet, The Wall Street Journal reported

More than 1,500 employees from its consumer and advertising groups will work at Amazon's new West Side digs. 

It's unclear where exactly in Hudson Yards that Amazon will set up shop, but real estate trade publication The Real Deal said it's likely a 21-story building at 460 West 34th Street. 

Word of Amazon's move to the newly-minted neighborhood comes after Facebook announced it would move into 1.5 million square feet in Hudson Yards, as well. 

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who represents part of the Bronx and Queens, was among those who opposed HQ2 in Long Island City -- and she took heat for it from proponents. But she relished in the news on Friday.

"Won’t you look at that: Amazon is coming to NYC anyway - *without* requiring the public to finance shady deals, helipad handouts for Jeff Bezos, & corporate giveaways," she tweeted. ":Maybe the Trump admin should focus more on cutting public assistance to billionaires instead of poor families."

A subsequent tweet included a photo of herself sitting on a couch witht the caption, "Me waiting on the haters to apologize after we were proven right on Amazon and saved the public billions."