WSJ’s Peggy Noodnik Writes Again (Amazon/Big Town Edition)

From our Peggy Noodnik desk

Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan filed a totally clueless piece in yesterday’s edition about Amazon’s folding like origami in the face of predictable opposition to its proposed headquarters in the Queens neighborhood of Long Island City.

Welcome to New York, Amazon—Now Go Home

A last word on Amazon and New York City. The story’s over but it doesn’t stop hurting. Twenty-five thousand jobs lost, maybe 40,000 when all is said and done, and of all kinds—high-tech, management, white-collar, blue. All the construction, and the signs and symbols of a coming affluence: the streets lit bright, the sidewalks busy, shops and restaurants humming, hiring. The feeling of safety you have when you pass doorways on the street at night and can hear laughter and conversation on the other side.

Is she nuts? graf:

This is not just “a loss,” it is a whole lost world. And it is a watershed event for my town. After Amazon’s withdrawal no major American company will open a new headquarters here for at least a generation.

Not to get technical about it, but Google is planning to do just that, as CNBC’s Elizabeth Schulze reported two months ago.

Google to invest $1 billion in new campus in New York City

Google will invest $1 billion in a new campus in New York City, the company announced on Monday.

The new 1.7 million square foot “Google Hudson Square” campus will include two buildings located at 315 and 345 Hudson Street and an office space situated at nearby 550 Washington Street in Manhattan . . .

And Google is building it with zero state and local subsidies, unlike Amazon’s $3 billion sweetheart deal engineered by blue-in-the-face New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-Andrew Cuomo) and two-faced New York Mayor Bill de Blasio (D-Bill de Blasio).

Memo to Ms. Noodnik: Do your homework, yeah?

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2 Responses to WSJ’s Peggy Noodnik Writes Again (Amazon/Big Town Edition)

  1. Bob Gardner says:

    Who was it that used to run a Peggy Noonan parody as a regular feature? Was it Spy? I miss that. It’s not fair to Noonan to make her do self-parody.

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