Maloney Statement on Amazon HQ2

Nov 14, 2018
Press Release

“I welcome the prospect of bringing 25,000 new jobs, along with hundreds of millions of dollars in long-needed infrastructure and transportation investments, to Long Island City.

“At the same time, however, legitimate and important questions and concerns are being raised by the community that need to be addressed. The city and state must consult closely with the communities affected by this decision.

“Public review is absolutely essential to assess the promised benefits of such a large project, its impact on the community, public transit and infrastructure, and to ensure that commitments to the community are kept. That now must happen and I intend to make sure it does. A beneficial deal will withstand public scrutiny.”