Friday, October 20, 2017

City suggests LIC to Amazon

From LIC Post:

Long Island City has been selected by the city as a proposed site for Amazon’s second headquarters, officials announced last night.

The bid, submitted by the city to Amazon on Oct. 18 in partnership with New York State, and just a day shy from the tech company’s deadline, includes four districts within the five boroughs that meet the “essential criteria” Amazon listed in its request for proposals announced early September.

In describing Long Island City within the proposal, the Economic Development Corporation noted the neighborhood’s legacy as an industrial innovation center and its proximity to transportation networks, including train lines and airports. The neighborhood’s restaurants, bars, cafes, and arts and culture institutions were also listed as attractive components to lure Amazon to the area.

The proposal also identified over 13 million square feet of real estate that could be used to fulfill Amazon’s RFP.

Other districts included in the proposal were Midtown West, the Brooklyn Tech Triangle, and Lower Manhattan. The districts were chosen from more than two dozen proposals submitted to the city. Letters of support for Long Island City as a possible site were also sent to de Blasio by Queens Borough president Melinda Katz and Assemblymember Catherine Nolan, with Council member Jimmy Van Bramer also expressing his support. All three signed a letter, along with more than 70 elected officials from the five boroughs, sent to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, on New York City’s potential as a home for Amazon HQ2.

9 comments:

JQ LLC said...

It seems it's more important for Bezos to be the world's first trillionaire than to use all that money the cities want to dole out to this creep for long overdue infrastructure improvements, transit services and affordable housing improvements and vouchers.

Anonymous said...

It would be too expensive for Amazon to be in NYC. I hope they have been hearing about all of the poor subway service around LIC and the clogged roadways too. Recall that the Olympics bypassed NYC and so will Amazon.

kapimap said...

And there goes the real fall of any department, furniture,and electronic store in metro ny.

Anonymous said...

Oh yay... (That's sarcasm right there)

Anonymous said...

Amazon should move into City Hall, they are doing nothing but wasting space there.

(sarc) said...

So exactly how many more trucks will be traveling in and out of the area?

Traffic is currently at a sloth like crawl.

This will bring the region to a true Vision of ZERO MILES per HOUR...

Anonymous said...

If this happens it will not be 'just another LIC problem'. Amazon will attract loads of out-of-state tech employees who will all want to live in Queens. With nowhere left in west queens to populate, they will push into woodside, elmhurst, maspeth, etc. This is the gentrification express of DeBlasio's wet dreams.

Anonymous said...

Amazon will not move here, since the City won't give it tax breaks, and will insist that Amazon hire union workers.

Christobal Colombo said...

So let me get this straight, the City bid but then Dumblasio did this:
http://www.businessinsider.com/bill-de-blasio-amazon-hq2-destructive-to-communities-new-york-city-2017-10
WTF?