Amazon has chosen Long Island City as one of the two locations for its second headquarters according to The New York Times. Crystal City, Virginia on the outskirts of DC will be the other. Each location is expected to add 25,000 workers over the next few years, and be transformed in the process.
What that transformation will look like for LIC and how it will proceed is unknown at this time, but it is believed that the state and Governor made many concessions and offered many incentives to lure the company.
We have been covering the possibility of this happening from the moment the initial bake-off was announced with 40 candidates. Obviously Amazon felt as we do that Long Island City was the primo location for being a part of NYC – the greatest city in the world – they just had to go through the whole process I guess. In addition to all the wonderful attributes of LIC, it also had the logistical advantage of being near Amazon’s biggest customer, my wife.
Amazon Plans to Split HQ2 in Two Locations – interestingly, when push came to shove they tossed that whole ‘affordability’ criteria right out the window by choosing NYC & DC
Welcome to this month’s version of “Is That News LIC?”
Kanga’s Indoor Playcenter opened its doors in LIC this week, is that news? If you’re a parent of a child aged 2-6 I would say that it is, or will be once the winter begins and you’re cooped up at home in your converted one-bedroom.
If a fire burns on the industrial portion of Borden Avenue on a Saturday night, is that news? Maybe, but definitely if you’re a firefighter groupie as the most in-depth stories plus full video are only to be found on websites like Firefighternation and Firehouse.com
The 7-Train will not be running into Manhattan every weekend in October, is that news? ABSOLUTELY if you live in LIC!
If Gantry Plaza State Park changes it’s dog laws to allow them on the paths only instead of an outright ban, is that news? Not if the rules in both cases go unenforced. You show me a summons, I’ll write it up…
If a 100-person start-up based in LIC is acquired by Walmart is that news? Yes, especially if you’re plus-sized.
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You won’t need no husband, won’t need no wife
You’ll pick your son, pick your daughter too
From the bottom of a long glass tube
Maybe He’ll look around Himself and say
Guess it’s time for the judgment day
It’s crystal ball time here at LICtalk, as we take a look at what can be expected here in Long Island City come 2023.
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