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You can now sign a petition to plead for Amazon to come back

Just in case its “petition asking Am…; to reconsider its decision to walk away from its Long Island City project. 

The partnership, which represents the city’s biggest businesses, said the petition would give “everyday New Yorkers” the chance to effectively add their names to those of the 80 business, labor and civic leaders who signed the letter. They, too, can now tell Amazon they really, really want the company in New York.

“We know the public debate that followed the announcement of the Long Island City project was rough and not very welcoming,” the letter reads. “Opinions are strong in New York—sometimes strident. 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.”

Governor Andrew Cuomo–who once promised to change his name to Amazon if the company agreed to put its second headquarters in New York–may feel more the spurned lover than anyone else.

SOURCE: Section Page News – Crain’s New York Business – Read entire story here.