CITY HALL, NY — Council Member Francisco Moya issued the following statement on Thursday after Amazon announced it had canceled plans to build a headquarters in Long Island City:

“A giant fell today. We just witnessed tenacious grassroots organizing topple a corporate Goliath,” Council Member Francisco Moya said. “There are some that will clamor about the loss of jobs that don’t exist yet. Relax. Queens and Long Island City will continue to create and attract businesses because it is attractive. Let this signal to whoever else wants to play bully ball with us that we don’t play that game. This is New York. You don’t get to elbow your way into our city, take a fortune in tax incentives and then pit the working class against each other without getting told what we think about it. Be advised: We’re a union town. We fight for the working class.”