By and  on November 14, 2018

Amazon’s decision to choose Long Island City in New York as one of its second headquarters was welcomed with open arms by politicians and business organizations, with New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio stating, “New Yorkers will get tens of thousands of new, good-paying jobs, and Amazon will get the best talent anywhere in the world.”

Not everyone, however, might be happy about the giant descending on the city. As well as those set to be priced out of Long Island City’s housing market, another group that may be irked by it creating a 25,000-strong workforce in New York is the retailers headquartered there, who after years of falling behind in the battle for customers as Amazon grew into a global behemoth are trying to catch up by plowing a lot of money into their digital businesses.

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