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A changing New York neighborhood wonders how Amazon would fit

Amazon plans to split its new headquarters between two sites, including Long Island City, according to a New York Times report

Reuters  |  New York 

It was the lunch-hour rush at the Court Square Diner in New York's Long Island City on Wednesday, and co-owner Nick Kanellos pointed to the elevated subway tracks that rattle overhead as he fretted over the news that Amazon may build a major outpost in the neighborhood. Like many long-time inhabitants, he worries how this once-sleepy enclave in Queens would absorb the up to 25,000 people the online retail giant may employ here as it expands outside its Seattle home base. "It's a whole soccer stadium at 8 a.m. each day coming in," Kanellos said, gesturing at the ...

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First Published: Thu, November 08 2018. 12:38 IST