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New Yorkers celebrate Amazon backing out of LIC deal

Entwined in a four-foot-high pile of trash facing the Upper East Side sat a deformed delivery box with undeterminable stains, gaping holes, and an Amazon logo frowning at Long Island City. After only three months, Amazon backed out of their highly-anticipated deal to build a new headquarters, dubbed HQ2, in Long Island City. While many are crediting local politicians for […]

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As Amazon moves in, New York’s homeless forced to move on

Long Island City’s skyline. Photo courtesy of Wikipedia Nestled between rising luxury apartments and the country’s largest public housing development lies the future home of Amazon’s new headquarters. For the low-income and homeless residents in Long Island City, the incoming business serves as a reminder of rampant gentrification and social injustice. Felix Guzman, 37, is homeless and has spent time […]

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Queens protesters say “no” to Amazon

Queens residents protest Amazon HQ2, a planned new corporate headquarters in Long Island City. Photo by Julia Lee About a hundred Queens residents stood near the proposed location of Amazon’s new headquarters in Long Island City in the pouring rain yesterday and chanted, “Hey hey, ho ho, Amazon has got to go” as they protested multiple aspects of the company’s […]

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Protestors Strike Amazon Bookstores

NYC residents marched through the Amazon Bookstore on 34th Street Nov. 26 to protest Amazon’s decision to move one of its new headquarters to Long Island City in Queens.