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Staten Island Amazon Employee Says He Was Fired For Trying To Unionize

Staten Island Amazon Employee Says He Was Fired For Trying To Unionize

An Amazon worker retrieves a book that fell off a pod at the Amazon fulfillment center on Staten Island (Mary Altaffer/AP/Shutterstock) A former employee of Amazon's mega-warehouse on Staten Island says he was fired last month...

Cyclist Killed On LIC Road Where Locals Recently Asked For A Bike Lane

Cyclist Killed On LIC Road Where Locals Recently Asked For A Bike Lane

(Courtesy of @LICWalkers) A cyclist was fatally struck by the driver of a black sedan this morning while riding on Borden Avenue in Long Island City—a notoriously dangerous corridor where some local residents had recently petitioned...

Enraged Pro-Amazon Restaurateur Insists He Isn't 'Actually' Targeting Queens Councilman With Firing Squad

Enraged Pro-Amazon Restaurateur Insists He Isn't 'Actually' Targeting Queens Councilman With Firing Squad

Queens Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer at a rally against Amazon last month (Emil Cohen / City Council) Josh Bowen, the owner of Long Island City restaurant John Brown Smokehouse, was furious with Queens Councilmember Jimmy Van...

NYC's Economic Chief: Amazon 'Never Hired A Single New Yorker' To Boost The Deal

NYC's Economic Chief: Amazon 'Never Hired A Single New Yorker' To Boost The Deal

James Patchett, president and CEO of the NYCEDC, at a City Council oversight hearing on Amazon earlier this month (John McCarten / City Council) The post-Amazon blame game continues. The latest player was James Patchett, president...

'This Is Devastating': LIC Real Estate Brokers React To Amazon's Reversal

'This Is Devastating': LIC Real Estate Brokers React To Amazon's Reversal

Long Island City (Photo by Thomas Hawk/Flickr) News of Amazon’s decision to not build an office campus in Long Island City shocked and frustrated the city’s real estate industry, where some of the biggest developers, including...

UPDATES: Amazon Cancels Plan To Open NYC Campus In Queens

UPDATES: Amazon Cancels Plan To Open NYC Campus In Queens

(JUSTIN LANE/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock) [SCROLL DOWN FOR UPDATES] Facing increasing opposition from activists and some lawmakers, Amazon has decided to pull out of the deal to build a corporate campus in New York City. The move comes after...

No Sleep Til 'Longpoint': Floating Pedestrian Bridge Between LIC-Greenpoint Would Also Yield Hot New Neighborhood Name

No Sleep Til 'Longpoint': Floating Pedestrian Bridge Between LIC-Greenpoint Would Also Yield Hot New Neighborhood Name

(Rendering via Creme Design) It's may be hard to remember now, but up until a few years ago, cyclists and pedestrians hoping to travel between Greenpoint and Long Island City were crammed into a single, miserable...

Amazon Is Threatening To Take Its Jobs And Go Elsewhere

Amazon Is Threatening To Take Its Jobs And Go Elsewhere

Protesters at last week's City Council hearing on the Amazon deal (John McCarten / City Council) In a move that could jeopardize the integrity of any future "HQ3" contest, Amazon is threatening to take its jobs...

James Turrell Closes 'Meeting' Installation At MoMA PS1 Until Neighboring Development No Longer Intrudes

James Turrell Closes 'Meeting' Installation At MoMA PS1 Until Neighboring Development No Longer Intrudes

The new 5Pointz can be seen poking in through the bottom left of this photograph. Used with permission by Luke Eddins. Last week, Gothamist reported that scaffolding from a neighboring Long Island City development was temporarily...

LIC Development Is Now Marring James Turrell's Famous Skyspace Piece At MoMA PS1

LIC Development Is Now Marring James Turrell's Famous Skyspace Piece At MoMA PS1

The new 5Pointz can be seen poking in through the bottom left of this photograph. Used with permission by Luke Eddins. For decades, artist James Turrell has been synonymous with disintegrating the boundaries between space and...

Amazon Can't Close The BQX's Giant Budget Hole

Amazon Can't Close The BQX's Giant Budget Hole

A rendering of the mythical BQX in Queens Plaza (Friends of the BQX) Almost from the second Amazon announced it would be opening a new campus on the Long Island City waterfront, talk began that this...

'We Got Played': City Council Grills Amazon Executives Over Queens Deal

'We Got Played': City Council Grills Amazon Executives Over Queens Deal

James Patchett, the head of the City's Economic Development Corporation, defended the Amazon deal under pointed questioning from the City Council on Wednesday morning (William Alatriste / City Council) “We got played,” Council Speaker Corey Johnson...

Documents Reveal How NY Won Amazon's Rose

Documents Reveal How NY Won Amazon's Rose

A rendering of Amazon in Long Island City prepared by the City's Economic Development Corporation (EDC) On the same day that the City and the State announced the creation of a community advisory committee to "solicit...

Amazon's Queens Expansion Reveals Divisions Among NYC Unions

Amazon's Queens Expansion Reveals Divisions Among NYC Unions

Stuart Appelbaum, president of the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store union, speaking out against Amazon's new campus outside City Hall last Wednesday (Emil Cohen / City Council) In the largest union town in America, the arrival...

Amtrak Train To Boston Stuck For 6 Hours In Queens With Bathrooms 'Filled To The Brim'

Amtrak Train To Boston Stuck For 6 Hours In Queens With Bathrooms 'Filled To The Brim'

A Boston-bound Amtrak train (not this one) trapped commuters for hours in Long Island City this weekend. (AP/Shutterstock) Last week, with some very cold temps threatening to freeze us in our beds, I told you that...

Anti-Amazon Protests Planned In NYC For Black Friday & Cyber Monday

Anti-Amazon Protests Planned In NYC For Black Friday & Cyber Monday

A new mural on Ludlow Street (Courtesy of Adrian Wilson) Critics of Amazon's plans for a taxpayer-subsidized Queens campus are making a concerted effort to derail the new location before it's too late. The Amazon opposition,...

Does Amazon Cuomo's '$9 To $1' Sales Pitch Make Sense?

Does Amazon Cuomo's '$9 To $1' Sales Pitch Make Sense?

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and John Schoettler, Vice President Global Real Estate and Facilities for Amazon, at last week's announcement. (Kevin P. Coughlin / Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo) A parable: A man walks into...

Wait, There Are Even More Tax Breaks Possible For Amazon's Queens HQ

Wait, There Are Even More Tax Breaks Possible For Amazon's Queens HQ

The Anable Basin in Long Island City is surrounded by warehouses. (Mark Lennihan/AP/Shutterstock) Amazon’s expansion into Queens and the location [pdf] of its proposed new headquarters in Long Island City make it eligible for a lucrative...

Amazon's Proposed Queens HQ Meets Resistance: 'We Will Make It Impossible For Them'

Amazon's Proposed Queens HQ Meets Resistance: 'We Will Make It Impossible For Them'

(Jen Hsu / WNYC) The ink is barely dry on the secret agreement that will soon bring Amazon to Long Island City, but some New Yorkers are already working to crush the deal. On Wednesday afternoon,...

NYC Real Estate Brokers & Landlords Are Salivating Over Amazon Invasion

NYC Real Estate Brokers & Landlords Are Salivating Over Amazon Invasion

A sea gull flies off holding fish scraps near a former dock facility outside Gantry State Park in Long Island City (Bebeto Matthews/AP/Shutterstock) Christopher Austad, a real estate broker for Douglas Elliman who rents and sells...

A First Look At Everything New York Will Give Amazon To Come To Queens

A First Look At Everything New York Will Give Amazon To Come To Queens

Traffic moves along 44th Drive in Long Island City, Queens (Mark Lennihan/AP/Shutterstock) For everyone wondering when we would find out how much boodle Andrew Cuomo and Bill de Blasio offered to Amazon in exchange for coming...

It's Official: Amazon Coming To Long Island City In Exchange For $1.5 Billion In State Subsidies

It's Official: Amazon Coming To Long Island City In Exchange For $1.5 Billion In State Subsidies

Photograph of the Long Island City waterfront by Sami Haidar Capping off what is likely the most hyped and humiliation-inducing search for a satellite office in modern history, Amazon has officially announced its plan to bring...

Cuomo Reportedly Planning End Run Around City Council For Amazon LIC HQ

Cuomo Reportedly Planning End Run Around City Council For Amazon LIC HQ

More like Amazon Island. (JUSTIN LANE/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock) Several compelling arguments can be made against the establishment of Amazon's HQ 2.0 in Long Island City, but according to a report in Crain's, Governor Amazon Cuomo is not interested...

A Few Questions Need Answers Before Amazon Invades Long Island City

A Few Questions Need Answers Before Amazon Invades Long Island City

Long Island City (Nick Parmar / Flickr) Monday's bombshell revelation that Amazon might be ready to split its new second headquarters in two and locate one half in Long Island City, initially reported in the Wall...

Photos: Bike Kill Gleefully Splashes Through A Nor'easter In New Cop-Free Spotgallery

Photos: Bike Kill Gleefully Splashes Through A Nor'easter In New Cop-Free Spot

One year after getting prematurely busted by the NYPD, Bike Kill returned, in all of its raucous, pedal-pumping glory, to a parking lot in Long Island City on Saturday. As in previous years, a patch of pavement...

Developers Appeal Ruling Ordering $6.7 Million Payout For Whitewashing 5 Pointz Graffiti

Developers Appeal Ruling Ordering $6.7 Million Payout For Whitewashing 5 Pointz Graffitigallery

Nearly five years after painting over the legendary graffiti mecca 5 Pointz in Queens, real estate developers are appealing a hefty judgment ordering them to pay the artists who decorated the building. Developer David Wolkoff told the...

'Unapologetically Authentic' Indian Food Awaits At The Thrilling New Adda

'Unapologetically Authentic' Indian Food Awaits At The Thrilling New Addagallery

Our latest installment of Quick Bites brings us to LIC for some spectacular Indian food. THE VIBE It's not the most obvious location for one of the season's most exciting new restaurants. Adda, a contemporary "Indian Canteen,"...

Cyclist Killed After Driver Opens Door In Long Island City, Knocking Him Into Traffic

Cyclist Killed After Driver Opens Door In Long Island City, Knocking Him Into Traffic

(Google Maps) A cyclist was killed on Tuesday after being struck by a driver who opened the door of his parked car, propelling the cyclist into the road, where he was fatally hit by a box...

The Best Thing At Hyped Pizza Place Beebe's Is The Burger

The Best Thing At Hyped Pizza Place Beebe's Is The Burger  gallery

Our latest installment of Quick Bites brings us to Beebe's in LIC. THE VIBE Beebe's, which opened in March in the lobby of the Boro Hotel in Long Island City, sits on the sort of nondescript, mostly...

Video: Astonished Queens Fishermen Catch Sea Turtle In The East River

Video: Astonished Queens Fishermen Catch Sea Turtle In The East Rivervideo

A fisherman in Queens reeled in an unexpected catch from the East River yesterday: A sea turtle. Chris Carlson spotted the action near the Costco in Long Island City on Monday around 7:30 p.m., "I was...

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