Amazon is reconsidering NY headquarters site because of local opposition

In November after a nearly year-long search, Amazon selected the Long Island City neighborhood of New York and the National Landing neighborhood of Arlington, Va., as the two sites of its East Coast headquarters. The announcement was met almost immediately with protest by some New York City officials and residents who feared Amazon would take over the neighborhood, drive up prices and and push out existing residents and families.

Each of the new headquarters is intended to house 25,000 Amazon employees.