A Great Greek Neighborhood Has Taken a Beating

Residents of the Queensbridge Houses walk in the neighborhood, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

When, on February 11, four days prior to Amazon’s decision, I was warning the Amazon Deal could be cancelled, I could not imagine it would happened.

Obviously something went quite wrong both on the part of Amazon, but also involving the opposition, especially Michael Gianaris.

I wrote a few days before the company announced that it was going to pass on building its second headquarters in Queens, namely, in Long Island City:

“The latest newspaper headlines say the deal may crash and burn”, …

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  1. Average salary was $150,000? Seems a little high. And if anyone thinks the loss of this deal hurts the neighborhood more than if it went through, think again. The cost of everything in the area would have increased tremendously. The cost of living would have driven many out of the area.

  2. Queensbridge is the largest public housing development in the Western Hemisphere, owned by the New York City Housing Authority. It was never Greek. It was always minority and crime ridden. During the Rodney King riots in 1992, they set their own apartments on fire.

  3. Gianaris and Ocasio blew it! High paying jobs and thousands of them rejected all because Gianaris had personal issues with Cuomo and Ocasio was just too clueless to understand anything. These 2 idiots along with a few local morons need to find real jobs because I’m pretty sure their political careers are over after this.

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