How Do New Yorkers Feel About Amazon Coming to Town?

Amazon’s HQ2 is coming to Queens. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio extended $1.5 billion in tax breaks to the trillion-dollar company to get it to park its second headquarters in Long Island City.


The move will bring 25,000 tech jobs to Queens, with salaries in the neighborhood of $150,000, but people are also worried that it will strain the subways and kill affordable housing. We went to Queens to see how New Yorkers think tech giant’s arrival in Long Island City will impact their lives.

Dorian Geiger is a New York-based digital journalist. The New York Times, VICE, Al Jazeera English, AJ+, The Guardian, Politico, The Daily Beast, TIME, the BBC, NowThis & NBC have featured his work.