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Skilled tech workers were not what really drew Amazon to NYC, according to Richard Florida. (Don Emmert/Getty Images)

Amazon didn’t come to New York looking to hire local tech talent. There’s plenty of that in Seattle. Amazon came to New York looking for expertise in management, finance and media, skills that will help fuel the company’s growth into a multi-industry empire. [CityLab]

Citi Bike will double its coverage area thanks to a $100 million investment from Lyft. Earlier this year, Lyft purchased Motivate, the parent company of Citi Bike. The acquisition gives Lyft sole control of its operations. [Streetsblog]

There are not enough monuments to women in New York City, but Prospect Park will get a statue of Shirley Chisholm. A statue of the first black woman to serve in the House of Representatives is coming to the Parkside entrance. Chisholm grew up in Bedford-Stuyvesant and died in 2005 at the age of 80. [The New York Times]

New legislation proposed by the New York City Council attempts to limit landlord harassment. The 18 bills would better control how landlords impose rent increases when an apartment is vacated or renovated, among other changes. [Curbed]

The city’s deadliest hauling company is going out of business. Private trash collectors have long had a bad rap in New York City, but this one is about as bad as it gets. [Gothamist]

Meet Miguel Gonzalez, the hunk who delivers 950 cases of avocados a week to restaurants across the city.  This dashing Mexican avocado distributor is responsible for sating your guacamole and avocado toast needs. But sorry, folks, he is married. [Eater]

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