Interesting piece from Bloomberg today. Pretty much confirming what I thought a year ago, that Amazon completely screwed up the whole process by not recognizing that the optics of demanding anything from New York City, a hyper-liberal thriving economy, was bound to blow up in their face.
And for those who criticized the opposition to Amazon, this is further proof that the whole process was handled badly by the City and State as well. Whether or not you agree with the reasoning behind asking Amazon for further negotiation surrounding their incentive package (and mind you, that was all it was, Amazon just couldn't deal with not being seen as an unalloyed good thing), the fact that local electeds were kept out of the loop pretty much guaranteed everything would go sideways, and with good reason.
While it's always tough to know how much to trust anonymous sources, this seems pretty legit.