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Old 12-21-2018, 08:59 AM
 
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sounds like asking for a handout really. Anyone can take out $100K+ loans and go to grad school, live on noodle soup for 10 years and get a professional job....and then get into more debt.

Bezos said high paying, but we'll see the man greedy. Me thinks 10% going to be "high paying" jobs while the vast majority will be $80K or less.
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Old 12-21-2018, 04:51 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn, New York
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https://newsroom.ap.org/detail/APFN-...10027&currentI

Amazon has already agreed to provide job training for Queensbridge residents, and space for a new school.

https://newsroom.ap.org/detail/APFN-...10027&currentI

http://www.ny1.com/nyc/all-boroughs/...azon-hq-to-lic

Amazon will hold job fairs in the projects as well. I’m sure project residents who have degrees will get hired, as Amazon will use this to justify their tax credits. Do essentially Amazon agreed to help out after all. They also mentioned resume building workshops.
This was part of the original DeBlasio/Cuomo deal to begin with, these are not additional concessions.
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Bezos said high paying, but we'll see the man greedy. Me thinks 10% going to be "high paying" jobs while the vast majority will be $80K or less.
This issue is covered in the original agreement as well.
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Old 12-22-2018, 10:11 AM
 
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sounds like asking for a handout really. Anyone can take out $100K+ loans and go to grad school, live on noodle soup for 10 years and get a professional job....and then get into more debt.

Bezos said high paying, but we'll see the man greedy. Me thinks 10% going to be "high paying" jobs while the vast majority will be $80K or less.
Why would anyone put themselves into a situation where they can never really get ahead?
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Old 12-26-2018, 03:45 PM
 
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He's not putting an office in NYC to hire box stuffers. He wants people with in-demand skills. He'll be paying way more than 80K, because if he doesn't the people he wants to hire will tell his recruiters to screw off, and go to work for Google or Goldman Sachs.

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sounds like asking for a handout really. Anyone can take out $100K+ loans and go to grad school, live on noodle soup for 10 years and get a professional job....and then get into more debt.

Bezos said high paying, but we'll see the man greedy. Me thinks 10% going to be "high paying" jobs while the vast majority will be $80K or less.

Last edited by BBMW; 12-26-2018 at 04:42 PM..
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Old 12-26-2018, 11:41 PM
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https://qns.com/story/2018/12/26/bqx...-system-vital/

BQX supporters say Amazon’s arrival in Long Island City makes the streetcar system vital
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Old 01-14-2019, 03:33 PM
 
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No more bacon egg n cheese and $1 slice pizza in Long Island City, Queens ? There concerns that Amazon will change Western Queens neighborhood significantly.

https://www.kuow.org/stories/what-wi...ets-the-bodega
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Old 01-14-2019, 11:39 PM
 
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No more bacon egg n cheese and $1 slice pizza in Long Island City, Queens ? There concerns that Amazon will change Western Queens neighborhood significantly.

https://www.kuow.org/stories/what-wi...ets-the-bodega
That change was already happening if you know Western Queens.
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Old 02-28-2019, 05:46 PM
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https://www.nydailynews.com/news/pol...228-story.html

Cuomo trying to lure jilted Bezos and Amazon HQ back to NYC

Gov. Cuomo isn’t giving up on bringing Amazon to New York.

The governor, though reeling after Jeff Bezos abruptly reversed field on his plan to build a new headquarters in Queens, renewed his efforts to lure the multi-billion dollar retail giant back to New York City.

The efforts included personal calls between the governor and Amazon founder Bezos, according to The New York Times.

An open letter to Bezos, posted by the Partnership for New York, with cross-section of city leaders urging him to change his mind once more and embrace the nation’s largest city.

“A clear majority of New Yorkers support this project and were disappointed by your decision not to proceed,” the letter reads.

“As representatives of a wide range of government, business, labor and community interests, we urge you to reconsider so that we can move forward together.”

The letter is signed by former Mayor Dinkins and an assortment of pro-Amazon unions, local businesses and various elected officials.

““New York attracts the best, most diverse talent from across the globe,” the open letter ended. “We all hope you reconsider and join us in building the exciting future of New York.”

Cuomo personally held multiple phone conversations with Bezos, who announced with no warning his decision to abandon a Long Island City location for the new Amazon outpost, the Times reported.
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Old 02-28-2019, 06:21 PM
 
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No more bacon egg n cheese and $1 slice pizza in Long Island City, Queens ? There concerns that Amazon will change Western Queens neighborhood significantly.

https://www.kuow.org/stories/what-wi...ets-the-bodega


With all of these $3k/studio rents towers in LIC that isn't going to be much either. Some of the people most angry with the Amazon deal collapse are the small business people who anticipated more foot traffic.


I see dense towers in LIC but I am not sure of the foot traffic as no doubt many who live there work in Manhattan. I told a friend of mine who lives in Astoria at least a decade ago that LIC was going to blow up rents in the entire area. A friend who owns a condo there saw his value pass $1 million in the late 90s or early 2000s. I can imagine that its triple that now.


So those who claim that Amazon would have brought gentrification are either ignorant or dishonest. Maybe Gianaris should have led protests before the first towers went up more than a decade ago. No doubt campaign contributions from developers was to lucrative for him to do this.
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Old 02-28-2019, 06:23 PM
 
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Cuomo trying to lure jilted Bezos and Amazon HQ back to NYC

decision to abandon a Long Island City location for the new Amazon outpost, the Times reported.


Too late. The deal that he would get will most like be even worse than what he has now. A community benefits with guaranteed benchmarks will not happen. Amazon has already decided that they don't need NYC.


They can get all they need in Jersey City or Newark likely with lower costs and a richer deal. That is if they even want HQ2 in the NY area/
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