Amazon’s announcement Thursday that it is dropping its controversial plan to move into Long Island City, Queens, may have a legal ripple effect for real estate developers and property owners who had pinned their hopes on the company moving into the neighborhood.

Amazon made the surprise announcement that it was passing on Long Island City for its HQ2 project in a news release, in which the company said “a number of state and local politicians have made it clear that they oppose our presence and will not work with us to build the type of relationships that are required to go forward” with the proposed project.

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