• Amazon is reportedly headed to New York City - here are the neighborhoods that could starting swelling with HQ2 workers

    4 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    Amazon is close to choosing Long Island City as one of the locations of its second headquarters , known as HQ2 .
    As the community braces for an influx of 25,000 employees, neighboring areas must also prepare for rising housing prices and increased congestion on subways and streets.
    While many Amazon residents could choose to locate in Queens , others may seek an address in Brooklyn or Manhattan.
    New York is abuzz with the news that Amazon might locate its second headquarters in Long Island City - a Queens neighborhood that's teeming with growth. In recent years, the area has seen an influx...
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  • Residents dread prospect of Amazon headquarters

    Residents dread prospect of Amazon headquarters

    4 monthes ago - By Reuters

    New York's Long Island City residents say the neighbourhood might not be able to absorb the 25,000 people Amazon plans to employ in one of its split headquarters locations. Roselle Chen reports.
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  • ‘We don't want them here:' NYC locals respond to Amazon HQ2 report

    4 monthes ago - By Inman

    Amazon is likely to choose Long Island City in Queens for one of two planned sites of its second headquarters, raising mixed feelings among residents.
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  • Long Island City Preps for Arrival of ‘Freaking Amazing' Amazon

    4 monthes ago - By Fortune

    As reports emerged this week that Amazon.com Inc. was close to an agreement to set up a new office hub in the Queens neighborhood of Long Island City, the prospect of all those jobs, shoppers, and potential tenants or homebuyers drew cheers in the fast-growing neighborhood across the East River from Manhattan.
    "We've got a lot of buildings coming here, but no one's actually working here," said Patrick Donagher, who runs Alewife Brewing Company and a local taproom. "There's no real jobs around here. So something like that coming here, it'd be a great economic boom."
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