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Amazon’s decision to build part of its second headquarters in Long Island City garnered mixed reviews from the local Twitter universe.

The decision to bring part of the company’s new headquarters has left many divided over the issue. The public and elected officials have taken to Twitter to voice their concerns or praise for Amazon’s decision to set up their second headquarters to Long Island City.

In a joint statement from Senator Michael Gianaris and Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer posted on Twitter, the lawmakers say that “offering massive corporate welfare from scarce public resources to one of the wealthiest corporations in the world at a time of great need in our state is just wrong.”

Congresswoman-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez agreed with Van Bramer and Gianaris, stating that the city is in need more investment in the subways and community rather than in a billion-dollar company.

New York City residents are citing worries about being priced out of the borough or not being able to afford to live off of current wages as a result of Amazon’s move to Long Island City, as well as concerns about gentrification and the already overcrowded subways.

 

However, despite the fears and reservations of those in the area, many are looking forward to the new headquarters, citing the potential job opportunities for New Yorkers.

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