Tag: Long Island City (Queens, NY)

New York City Needs Amazon as Much as Amazon Needs Us

For decades, experts have called for the diversification of the New York City economy. In the wake of postwar deindustrialization, our reliance on Wall Street and the financial industry in general had by the 1990s left our city disproportionately vulnerable to swings in the financial markets. We have experienced significant […]

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New York’s Amazon Deal Is a Bad Bargain

Throughout its 14-month search for a second headquarters — which has concluded with the dual selection of Long Island City, Queens, and Arlington, Va. — Amazon talked of its need for things like transportation, housing and a business-friendly environment. But did Amazon really select New York City for its transportation […]

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Amazon HQ2: How New York and Virginia Won the Beauty Contest

After 14 months of pitches, meetings and offers of incentives and name changes, Amazon announced on Tuesday that its second headquarters would be on two sites: one in Long Island City, Queens, and another in Arlington, Va. The company is also developing a smaller operations and logistics facility in Nashville. […]

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New York Today: New York Today: Amazon Deal in Queens, El Chapo’s Defense and Voting Machine Snafus

(Want to get New York Today by email? Here’s the sign-up.) It’s Wednesday. 💰Who won? Powerball will present a New York record $343.8 million check today to a Harlem man for the Oct. 27 drawing. Weather: Sunny but chilly, with a high of 39. First freeze tonight: down into the […]

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Cities Should Stop Playing the Amazon HQ2 Bidding Game

It’s official: Amazon has anointed New York and Northern Virginia as locations for a major expansion, involving at least 25,000 employees and an investment of $5 billion. The announcement is the culmination of an intense bidding war among 238 cities for Amazon’s promise of $50 billion in investment and 50,000 […]

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Amazon Announces New York and Virginia as HQ2 Picks

SEATTLE — Amazon laid out its plans for two of the biggest economic development projects in the country on Tuesday, announcing that it will put major corporate outposts in New York City and Arlington, Va. The two locations, in Long Island City in Queens and Crystal City in Arlington, just […]

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New York Today: Amazon Looms, a Subway Death and Metropolitan Diary Returns

(Want to get New York Today by email? Here’s the sign-up.) It’s Tuesday. Good morning! Weather: Rain, mostly this morning, with a high of 51, then gradual clearing. Tomorrow the sun returns. Nice to meet you: My name is Azi (pronounced AH-zee). I used to report for The Queens Tribune, […]

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Amazon Chooses Long Island City, N.Y., and Crystal City, Va., for HQ2

SEATTLE — After conducting a yearlong search for a second home, Amazon has finalized plans to have about 50,000 employees in two locations, according to a person familiar with the decision-making process. The company has decided to move to the Long Island City neighborhood of Queens, and to the Crystal […]

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Amazon’s New Neighbor: The Nation’s Largest Housing Project

Until recently, the most important thing to know about Amazon for residents of the Queensbridge Houses, the country’s largest public housing project, was that any packages left in a lobby would likely be stolen. But Amazon may soon be a far larger presence in their New York City neighborhood. The […]

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New York Should Say No to Amazon

This week, word leaked that Amazon may be close to finalizing a deal to set up a major operation in Long Island City, Queens. The news, which was embraced with peak sycophancy by Gov. Andrew Cuomo — he literally offered to change his name to “Amazon Cuomo” to make it […]

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Google Is Said to Be Shopping for More Real Estate in New York

SAN FRANCISCO — Amazon may not be the only technology giant considering a big expansion in New York. Google is in discussions to move into a planned 1.3 million square foot office complex at the St. John’s Terminal building on Manhattan’s West Side, according to a person with knowledge of […]

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What We Don’t Know About Amazon’s Split HQ2

SEATTLE — For more than a year, Amazon searched for a second headquarters, a home to as many as 50,000 workers that would be coequal to its current home in Seattle. Instead, Amazon is closing in on deals to split what it called HQ2 into two locations, according to people […]

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New Buildings Rise in Flood Zones

Then Mr. Caller and his colleagues looked at the condo market. “Pricing had literally gone up 60 to 70 percent in the last two years, and there was very little inventory available,” he said. From 2013 to 2017, gross residential sales in the flood zone of the Rockaways increased by 167 percent, to $392 million […]

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