A helicopter crash-landed on the top of a 54-story building in Midtown Manhattan Monday afternoon; prompting evacuations across Times Square as First Responders rushed to the scene.
“A helicopter made a hard landing on the roof of a 54-story office building in midtown Manhattan Monday, sparking a fire and killing at least one person, two senior city officials, along with the NYPD,” reports NBC New York.
“A call about the incident at the AXA Equitable Center on Seventh Avenue and West 49th Street came in shortly before 2 p.m. The NYPD confirmed the hard landing on the roof of 787 Seventh Avenue; it wasn’t clear why the chopper would have tried to land there, nor was it clear who owned the chopper,” adds the article.
PRELIMINARY UPDATE: There was a helicopter hard landing on the roof of 787 7th Avenue in Midtown Manhattan. Fire has been extinguished. Please continue to avoid the area. https://t.co/pBvrbD1MGh
— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) June 10, 2019
“PRELIMINARY UPDATE: There was a helicopter hard landing on the roof of 787 7th Avenue in Midtown Manhattan. Fire has been extinguished. Please continue to avoid the area,” posted the NYPD.
— Ron Allen (@RonAllenNBC) June 10, 2019
NYC Fire Department is responding to a helicopter crash landing at a high rise building on 7th Ave in midtown Manhattan https://t.co/YX2JuTMmQL
— Reuters Top News (@Reuters) June 10, 2019
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AOC VS AMAZON: Cortez Says Amazon Can Return to NYC if they ‘Consult’ Local Communities
Embattled Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez opened the door for Amazon to return to the Big Apple this week; saying the technology giant must “consult” local communities that would be impacted by the new headquarters.
“One of the most concerning aspects in what happened with the deal previously is you have all of these folks in Long Island City, in Sunnyside, in Woodside and all the way out to Jackson Heights, that will be impacted by this and they were not consulted,” said Cortez at her New York City office Monday.
“What [Ocasio-Cortez] was vocal about was the process by which it happened,” her Chief of Staff told Bloomberg TV. “The deal was sort of sprung on the community without any input and there’s a real cost whenever tech companies come in without community input, rents go up, people get evicted, there’s an actual human cost that is associated with Amazon coming in.”
Cortez found herself in hot-water among New Yorkers after her fiery rhetoric and fierce opposition forced Amazon to abandon their plans to relocate to the Big Apple; effectively killing 25,000 new jobs and upwards of $27 billion in tax revenue.
Read the full report at Fox News.
AOC VS NYC: 58% of Ocasio-Cortez’ Home District SUPPORTS Amazon Headquarters Deal
A surprising new poll published this week may spell big trouble for embattled Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, with data showing a vast majority of her own New York district support the now-botched Amazon headquarters project.
According to the survey released by Siena College, 58% of Ocasio-Cortez’ district that covers parts of Queens and the Bronx actually favored the proposal that would have brought thousands of jobs to New York City’s outer boroughs.
“The freshman congresswoman, who unseated a 10-term Democratic incumbent, was one of several elected officials pushing back on Amazon’s planned expansion pointing at the secrecy of the deal itself, the lack of public input and the potential for gentrification and displacement resulting from 25,000 new highly paid tech workers in the area,” reports Fox News.
The poll also found that a whopping 57% of those asked believe it was “bad for New York” that the tech giant decided to abandon their massive new Big Apple headquarters.
Read the full report here.