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New Yorkers are making lots of doomsday predictions about Amazon's HQ2. Here are all the things that could make it a disaster

27 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Half of Amazon's second headquarters, known as HQ2 , will be located in Long Island City, Queens, the company announced on Tuesday .
The news has sparked fear and outrage among local residents, who worry about climbing rents, crowded subways, and crumbling infrastructure.
These fears are not unfounded. As Amazon prepares to move 25,000 employees to Long Island City, and constructs a new headquarters along the Anable Basin, the area could face issues of homelessness, displacement, and the shuttering of small businesses.
New York's governor may be rejoicing at the news that Amazon will move...
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Gut-wrenching photos show what a hellish nightmare it already is to get around Long Island City, Amazon's new HQ2 headquarters

Gut-wrenching photos show what a hellish nightmare it already is to get around Long Island City, Amazon's new HQ2 headquarters

27 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Amazon is building a new headquarters in Long Island City, Queens , with plans to add up to 40,000 workers to the neighborhood.
While not Manhattan, Queens is crowded and transit-starved. Amazon could make that worse.
We ventured to the very edge of the boroughs main arterial subway line - the 7 train - to see what a usual commute was like.
Amazon is coming to New York City's second most populated borough.
And while it's not quite as dense as Manhattan's famous grid, Queens has come a long way from its farming roots (it was the last of the five boroughs to consolidate and join New York...
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Amazon asked cities that submitted an HQ2 proposal to provide endless data...

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One of the most tapped-in Apple analysts just slashed his iPhone XR sales...

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