Back in August Brent O’Leary, a long time community advocate and President of the Hunters Point Civic Association, announced he was running for City Council in 2021. Thus I was somewhat surprised not to hear or read anything from him on Amazon HQ2. As it turns out the announcement occurred just as he was in the midst of the annual food drive he oversees for Thanksgiving. Then between end of year activities and publishing schedules here we are in early January with nary a word.
Nevertheless Brent has an opinion on Amazon coming to Long Island City, and though we don’t necessarily see eye-to-eye on this subject, he is a man who’s thoughts I value highly, so here is his statement: Continue reading