Brooklyn competes to be home to Amazon's 2nd HQ

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Brooklyn officials are working to bring Amazon to the borough after the retail giant announced plans to open a second headquarters.

Local developers and lawmakers are hoping to make the case for Brooklyn as the best choice, boasting tech-friendly space that other cities lack and innovative residents.

Borough President Eric Adams is teaming up with Chamber of Commerce President Andrew Hoan for a campaign called "Brooklyn Prime."

Other cities vying for Amazon's new headquarters include Austin, Texas, Boston and Buffalo, New York.

Amazon confirmed last week that it's building a fulfillment center in Staten Island, making it the first Amazon facility in New York City.

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