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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

6 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

6 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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At least 3 people are dead after 'violent' tornado hits near Missouri capital

At least 3 people are dead after 'violent' tornado hits near Missouri capital

At least three people have been killed after a deadly tornado swept through Missouri on Wednesday night. Law enforcement confirmed that three people were killed in Barton... Read more ...

Huawei says its homemade operating system could be ready to replace Android...

Huawei says its homemade operating system could be ready to replace Android by early 2020

Richard Yu, the head of Huawei's consumer division, told CNBC that the company's own operating system could be ready to replace Google and Microsoft operating systems by early... Read more ...

GitHub, Microsoft's wildly popular developer service, launches a new service...

GitHub, Microsoft's wildly popular developer service, launches a new service to help programmers get paid for their open source code

GitHub is launching GitHub Sponsors, a new feature that lets users contribute financially to the developers who build and maintain open source software. It addresses a major... Read more ...

Michael Avenatti charged with stealing money from Stormy Daniels

Michael Avenatti charged with stealing money from Stormy Daniels

Michael Avenatti, the attorney who rocketed to fame through his representation of porn star Stormy Daniels in her battles with President Donald Trump, is charged with ripping... Read more ...

Michael Avenatti charged with stealing money from Stormy Daniels

Michael Avenatti charged with stealing money from Stormy Daniels

Michael Avenatti, the attorney who rocketed to fame through his representation of porn star Stormy Daniels in her battles with President Donald Trump, is charged with ripping... Read more ...

New York just passed a law that would allow Congress to get Trump's taxes

New York just passed a law that would allow Congress to get Trump's taxes

The New York legislature passed a bill Wednesday that would make it easier for Congress to get President Donald Trump's state tax returns. The bill is expected to be signed... Read more ...

'Impeachment is going to be inevitable': More Democrats push for impeachment...

'Impeachment is going to be inevitable': More Democrats push for impeachment as Nancy Pelosi accuses Trump of 'engaging in a cover-up'

It is looking increasingly more likely that Democrats will initiate an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, as a growing number of Democrats indicate their support... Read more ...

James Holzhauer wins 25th ‘Jeopardy!' game, starts donating prize money

James Holzhauer wins 25th ‘Jeopardy!' game, starts donating prize money

“Jeopardy!” juggernaut James Holzhauer did it again Wednesday - this time raking in $71,885. Now, with $1,939,027 and 25 consecutive wins under his belt, the professional... Read more ...

A federal judge struck down Trump's request to block congressional subpoenas...

A federal judge struck down Trump's request to block congressional subpoenas to Deutsche Bank and Capital One

A federal judge on Wednesday denied President Donald Trump's request to block congressional subpoenas to Deutsche Bank and Capital One for his financial records. The House... Read more ...

Kenneth Feinberg To Mediate Roundup Settlement Talks Between Bayer And...

Kenneth Feinberg To Mediate Roundup Settlement Talks Between Bayer And Plaintiffs

The prominent attorney has been tapped to facilitate talks between the company's lawyers and plaintiffs' representatives over the next two weeks. Read more ...