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Offline dssjh

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Re: Amazon HQ2 in LIC? Yay or Nay?
« Reply #15 on: October 24, 2017, 04:22:53 PM »
Yay.

No contest.

You're either in New York or you're in nowhere-ville.

they're already in nowhere-ville, and it doesn't look like it's hurt them.

Offline Lilybell

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« Reply #16 on: October 24, 2017, 04:25:30 PM »
Yeah, I'm not surprised at all. NYC spent a ridiculous amount of man-hours working on this pitch, knowing damn well that it's a complete pipe dream.  Any city who has a remote chance of winning submitted a pitch book.




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Re: Amazon HQ2 in LIC? Yay or Nay?
« Reply #17 on: January 18, 2018, 02:07:35 PM »

Offline Lilybell

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« Reply #18 on: January 19, 2018, 10:13:45 AM »
The team that wrote the pitch seems to think the DC suburbs will get the HQ. I made a bet with them that it will be Indianapolis or Denver. I only bet a nickel so I was feeling reckless.

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« Reply #19 on: January 19, 2018, 02:56:48 PM »
The team that wrote the pitch seems to think the DC suburbs will get the HQ. I made a bet with them that it will be Indianapolis or Denver. I only bet a nickel so I was feeling reckless.
My money is on DC suburbs as well.

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Re: Amazon HQ2 in LIC? Yay or Nay?
« Reply #20 on: January 19, 2018, 03:19:15 PM »
a suburban/exurban site is the only way to go. can anyone REALLY imagine 30,000 more people crammed into a small site in LIC every day?

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« Reply #21 on: January 19, 2018, 04:51:10 PM »
I see the article from today's Times was posted here already.  Can anyone tell me how to delete a post vs. modifying one?

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Re: Amazon HQ2 in LIC? Yay or Nay?
« Reply #22 on: January 19, 2018, 05:34:42 PM »
Actually, I'd like to see Amazon move to a Red State like GA (Atlanta) or IN or even OH.  They would change the demographics and move the state towards blue. We need to turn some of these red states around and changing the demographics would be a start.  It's young techies and managers would probably be mostly educated liberals and progressives and would not be a bad thing.  Just my thought.

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« Reply #23 on: November 05, 2018, 09:45:03 PM »
The New York Times:

Amazon Plans to Split HQ2 in Two Locations

SEATTLE — After conducting a yearlong search for a second home, Amazon has switched gears and is now finalizing plans to have a total of 50,000 employees in two locations, according to people familiar with the decision-making process.

The company is nearing a deal to move to the Long Island City neighborhood of Queens, according to two of the people briefed on the discussions. Amazon is also close to a deal to move to the Crystal City area of Arlington, Va., a Washington suburb, one of the people said. Amazon already has more employees in those two areas than anywhere else outside of Seattle, its home base, and the Bay Area.

Amazon executives met two weeks ago with Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo in the governor’s Manhattan office, said one of the people briefed on the process, adding that the state had offered potentially hundreds of millions of dollars in subsidies. Long Island City is a short subway ride across the East River from Midtown Manhattan.

“I am doing everything I can,” Governor Cuomo told reporters when asked Monday about the state’s efforts to lure the company. “We have a great incentive package,” he said.

“I’ll change my name to Amazon Cuomo if that’s what it takes,” Governor Cuomo said. “Because it would be a great economic boost.”

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Re: Amazon HQ2 in LIC? Yay or Nay?
« Reply #24 on: November 05, 2018, 09:56:51 PM »
They'll have to convert all the bicycle lanes in Queens to Amazon delivery lanes--but at least those lanes would actually get used.

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« Reply #25 on: November 06, 2018, 07:30:20 AM »
 I think if they partnered with the closing of Rikers Island to give all the young offenders a chance at redemption
and a job, I'd be all for it. The area around the Steinway plant is already servicing so much industry that it would
not change the area significantly it seems. Some younger people we know are vehemently anti-Amazon though...

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« Reply #26 on: November 06, 2018, 08:48:18 AM »
Itsit, Amazon HQ2 will be staffed with highly educated and skilled professionals earning $100K+ a year.  This won't be a distribution center. 

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« Reply #27 on: November 06, 2018, 09:02:47 AM »
.......which, incidentally, makes JH real estate, 1 stop on the E/F train to LIC, likely to have serious increases in sales prices coming real soon.

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« Reply #28 on: November 06, 2018, 10:01:23 AM »
I think this is not great news for Jackson Heights.
The neighborhood is likely to lose some of its charm, and radically change if HQ2 comes to LIC.
Get ready for vegan gentrification...

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« Reply #29 on: November 06, 2018, 10:01:44 AM »
A further comment.  An 855,000 SF Amazon Distribution Center is currently being constructed in Staten Island that will employ 2,250.  This is where young offenders should be considered for employment. 

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« Reply #29 on: November 06, 2018, 10:01:44 AM »