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February 15, 2019

“After much thought and deliberation, we’ve decided not to move forward with our plans to build a headquarters for Amazon in Long Island City, Queens,” read a statement released by the online retail giant on Thursday, which also announced the abandonment of their search for a second headquarters at this time. The statement  went on to claim that 70% of New Yorkers were in favor of their move to Queens, though from the beginning, critics were angered t...

January 21, 2019

Cartoon by Jim Meadows (jimtoon.com)

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and his novelist wife, MacKenzie Bezos announced on Twitter recently that they are getting divorced after four children and  25 years of marriage.

According to Forbes, which publishes an annual list of billionaires, Bezos' net worth is estimated at $140 billion and he is the richest man in the world. The money is largely tied up Amazon stock, and, as company founder, chairman, chie...

January 7, 2019

Great editorial cartoon from neighbor Jim Meadows, who lives across the river in Western Queens. Long Island City was one of two locations to be the site of new Amazon headquarters and one of the sweeteners was $3 Billion in tax breaks.

November 16, 2018

One day after the official announcement of Long Island City as the future second headquarters of online retail giant Amazon, Councilmember Ben Kallos participated in a protest at the planned site of HQ2, on Wednesday. Kallos was among a chorus of voices expressing concerns about the impact of Amazon settling across the river from us on four million square feet of space. Many Long Island City community members attending the protest brandished Amazon pr...

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