NYC mayor: Amazon should have tried to win critics over

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NEW YORK (AP) - New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says Amazon proved its critics right by canceling its planned New York City campus rather than trying to win the critics over.

The Democratic mayor said in an op-ed in the New York Times Saturday that Amazon's "capricious decision to take its ball and go home" won't diminish rising anger over economic inequality.

Amazon officials joined de Blasio and Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo in November to announce plans to build a $2.5 billion headquarters in Queens.

De Blasio and Cuomo said the $2.8 billion in tax breaks and subsidies they were offering Amazon would result in $27 billion in tax revenue.

But Amazon pulled the plug on the deal Thursday in the face of opposition from some elected officials and activist groups.

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