Long Island City Locals Have Other Ideas for Amazon’s HQ2 Site

When Sabina Omerhodzic looks at a sprawling white building near the waterfront in Long Island City in Queens, she sees far more than an outpost of bureaucracy for the city Department of Education. A physician and mother of three, she sees hope for a community center humming with schools, artist studios, sports facilities and job training. Even more, she envisions a hub of integration, where families from the luxury high-rises south of the Queensboro Bridge could get to know neighbors from the giant public housing complexes…

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