Rep. AOC is part of the lunatic fringe, but the is correct to have opposed the Amazon deal for Long Island City. Such a deal is correctly labeled crony capitalism and would not have been a positive for NY. States/cities/municipalities almost always, IMO, give away too much. Rep. AOC had good company, as noted in lohud.com.
If you buy Amazon’s reasoning, the deal was undone by Cuomo’s fellow Democrats. From U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to New York City Council members from the Long Island City section of Queens to Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins, officials were tearing at the deal that promised so much for Amazon, but nothing for an already dilapidated subway system or overburdened school system.
I reject the idea that the Amazon deal was free money and that NY will pay a price for the incompletion. NY would have paid a price for the completion of the deal, too.