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Amazon Gets $5 Million From N.Y. to Bring 500 Jobs to Manhattan

Amazon.com Inc. is getting $5 million in tax credits from New York state to bring 500 jobs to a property across the street from the Empire State Building.

The online retailer is opening an office at 7 W. 34th St. in the Herald Square shopping district in a building owned by Vornado Realty Trust, according to the Empire State Development Corp. The agency awarded Seattle-based Amazon credits to help lure the office to Midtown Manhattan.