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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

3 monthes 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

3 monthes 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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Anthony Weiner has been released from prison after nearly 15 months

Anthony Weiner has been released from prison after nearly 15 months

Anthony Weiner, a former Democratic New York Congressman, has begun the process of being released from prison. Weiner has been released from the Massachusetts center where he... Read more ...

Yankees flirting with idea of Aaron Judge as leadoff hitter

Yankees flirting with idea of Aaron Judge as leadoff hitter

TAMPA - If you are betting on who will be the Yankees' regular leadoff hitter this coming season, you would be smart to put your money on Aaron Hicks. However, during the dog... Read more ...

Four people died in a 12-hour hostage standoff in Mississippi

Four people died in a 12-hour hostage standoff in Mississippi

Four people died during a 12-hour hostage standoff in Clinton, Mississippi, on Saturday. Cops were initially called to the scene at 2:30 a.m. Saturday morning following reports... Read more ...

People are criticizing Jussie Smollett following reports that he may have...

People are criticizing Jussie Smollett following reports that he may have staged his alleged attack

CNN reports that investigators believe " Empire " star Jussie Smollett may have paid two men to stage his alleged attack. Smollett's attorneys deny the reports, though several... Read more ...

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio slammed Amazon for canceling its HQ2...

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio slammed Amazon for canceling its HQ2 project, calling it 'an abuse of corporate power'

Sunday's "Meet the Press" stoked sharp condemnation from New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on Amazon's decision to cancel its deal to build HQ2 in the city. De Blasio said... Read more ...

'SNL' mocked Trump's border wall national emergency - and Trump wasn't happy

'SNL' mocked Trump's border wall national emergency - and Trump wasn't happy

"Saturday Night Live" took aim at President Donald Trump's declaration of a national emergency over funds for his long-sought wall along the US-Mexico border. Alec Baldwin... Read more ...

The British teen who ran away to join ISIS but now wants to return to the UK...

The British teen who ran away to join ISIS but now wants to return to the UK has given birth in Syria

Shamima Begum, the British teenager who fled the UK to join ISIS in 2015, but now wants to return home, has given birth. "We the family of Shamima Begum have been informed that... Read more ...

Hamidou Diallo hits absurd dunk over Shaquille O'Neal on the way to winning...

Hamidou Diallo hits absurd dunk over Shaquille O'Neal on the way to winning 2019 NBA Slam Dunk Contest

Hamidou Diallo beat Dennis Smith Jr. in the final of the 2019 NBA Slam Dunk Contest on Saturday. The dunk of the night came in the first round, when Diallo dunked over... Read more ...

Trump says Europe must take back 800 captured ISIS fighters and put them on...

Trump says Europe must take back 800 captured ISIS fighters and put them on trial, or risk the US letting them go

President Trump warned late on Saturday that Europe must take back around 800 captured ISIS fighters from the continent, or risk the US being forced to release them. "The... Read more ...

Victims of the Aurora, Illinois mass shooting included a 21-year-old intern...

Victims of the Aurora, Illinois mass shooting included a 21-year-old intern who was at his first day of work

At least five people are dead after a gunman opened fire at a local manufacturing facility in Aurora, Illinois on Friday, February 15. A 21-year-old Human Resources intern, as... Read more ...