I also understand that there would be problems with influx, housing, etc. but that had been addressed.
I think, my friend, that is exactly the opposite of what the local organizers were saying. They think those issues were not
addressed. And, I really don't think that they "won" at all, nor were they responsible for Amazon's action. Honey Badger don't care
. Amazon is using that kerfuffle as an excuse to take an action they took for bottom line reasons. They realized they didn't need
a NY headquarters (e.g., buyer's remorse), so they unilaterally nixed the deal and used the protesters as scapegoats. The press (and others) merely fell for the head(quarters) fake.