1. SOUNDBITE (English) Kathryn Wylde, President and CEO of Partnership for New York City
"Today the business community worked with organized labor, leaders of civic organizations and government to put an ad in The New York Times that basically asked Amazon to reconsider their decision about pulling out of New York."
2. Various of Wylde and newspaper ad
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Kathryn Wylde, President and CEO of Partnership for New York City
"People are nervous about being priced out of their neighborhood and so that created an opportunity really for the fear to overcome patience to find out what was going to happen. We're hopeful that that conversation might be able to start again. It's unlikely, but what we want to make sure is that other companies - other corporations, our tech industry here in the city, knows that New Yorkers from business, labor, civic organizations, and government - New Yorkers want to see them grow. We're not anti business."
New York - 25 February 2019
4. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signs bill
New York - 1 March 2019
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Kathryn Wylde, President and CEO of Partnership for New York City
"Both Governor Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio agree that we would like Amazon to come back, that they are prepared to do everything they can to support making this a project that will work both for Amazon, for the Long Island City community and for the city."
Albany, New York - 11 February 2019
6. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio at joint legislative budget hearing
New York - 1 March 2019
7. SOUNDBITE (English) Kathryn Wylde, President and CEO of Partnership for New York City
"Well we're hoping that the fact that the broad-based community of New Yorkers, the majority of New Yorkers, want to see Amazon here. We are hoping that sending that message will have them rethink their decision."
A group of business leaders, elected officials and others haven't given up on Amazon building a headquarters in New York City, and have sent an open letter to CEO Jeff Bezos urging him to reconsider the decision to abandon the effort.
The letter, published in the The New York Times on Friday, acknowledged the loud opposition to the project, saying the public debate "was rough and not very welcoming."
"Opinions are strong in New York — sometimes strident," the letter said. "We consider it part of the New York charm! But when we commit to a project as important as this, we figure out how to get it done in a way that works for everyone."
The letter went on to say New York Governor Andrew Cuomo would "take personal responsibility for the project's state approval."
So far there has been no indication Bezos and other leaders at Amazon would change their minds.
The deal would have had Seattle-based Amazon redevelop a site in the Long Island City section of Queens for one of two new headquarters. The company expected to base 25,000 jobs there.
But opposition built, over issues including the $3 billion in state and city tax incentives the company stood to receive and the way the deal was put together behind closed doors by Democrats Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio.