Newtown Creek Alliance historian Mitch Waxman joins Chilly Underground by phone to offer his analysis and insight into the recent news that Amazon- the worlds largest online retailer- aims to build part of its new headquarters in Long Island City, a region of the city Mitch knows very, very well. As a historian writing for the Newtownpentacle.com, Steering committee member of Access Queens, his decades of familiarity with the region offers a unique multi pronged glimpse into this important community discussion that is just beginning.
Waxman delves into the complexities of the communities toxic ecological past, the challenges to the existing infrastructure, and the concerns Amazon will need to consider as it looks to put down its East Coast corporate roots in Queens. And about those tax incentives? He discusses the economics too.
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