The spires of the Empire State Building (from left) One World Trade Center, 1 Bryant Park, and 4 Times Square, are lighted in orange on Oct. 18, 2017, to support a bid for Amazon.com’s second headquarters in New York. Not all inhabitants of finalist regions are as enthusiastic. (Michael Nagle/Bloomberg)

The spires of the Empire State Building (from left) One World Trade Center, 1 Bryant Park, and 4 Times Square, are lighted in orange on Oct. 18, 2017, to support a bid for Amazon.com’s second headquarters in New York. Not all inhabitants of finalist regions are as enthusiastic. (Michael Nagle/Bloomberg)

Billions for headquarters? Not in my backyard, Amazon

One lawmaker sees the downside of winning, including unaffordable housing and traffic jams.

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