They Said It! Amazon Could Have a “Devastating” Impact On New York Communities


Date: November 26, 2018

They Said It!
Amazon Could Have a “Devastating” Impact On New York Communities

“Exploiting and destroying small businesses” part of Amazon’s business model

Lydia DePillis

November 24, 2018

“‘Their entire model is based on exploiting and destroying small businesses,’ says Renata Pumarol, deputy director of New York Communities for Change, which is part of a coalition of unions and community groups organizing against subsidies for Amazon. ‘In a city that’s already facing the worst affordability crisis that we’ve ever seen, what a company like that would do to New York would be absolutely devastating.’” (CNN, “Why Amazon’s HQ2 might be better for New York than for Virginia,” Lydia DePillis, 11.24.18)

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