While running for Queens borough president in 2017, I advocated that Amazon new headquarters was better suited in Southeast Queens at the old Elmhurst Diary Plant.
It affords 15 acres of immediately available land, with ample transportation options via subways, buses, the LIRR, and Kennedy Airport.
In addition, the area has been a forgotten part of New York City for the past 60 years, and has population of jobseekers who would gladly jump at the opportunity.
Yet, Amazon and their supporters would rather sip wine and eat cheese as they look over the East River then actually do some social and economic good to those who really need it.
Candidate for Public Advocate