The question for city residents is the one that these companies offer back. I'm not saying that companies are moving or should move, for any other reason than to make money. Amazon promises tens of thousands of new jobs in New York with all sorts of rewarding effects, besides hiring more coders, sales executives, baristas, nannies and yoga instructors. In one shot, it is proposed to do well over 20 years of the entire post-Manhattan narrative, cool-out-borough.
But it's not the only balance sheet. "Urban life is built around a social compact," said Vishaan Chakrabarti, professor and founder of the Columbia Architecture Company, PAU. Creating economic value in superstar cities such as New York combines a feedback loop that companies and cities want to apply.
What this means? To begin with, it means that the city and the state now have more reason to make money on the subway, buses and a new tunnel under the Hudson River, and to move the BQX tram project blocked between Brooklyn and Queens, serving Amazon.
In turn, Amazon, who dominates the book market, could face the local school curriculum and, as Eric Klinenberg, a sociologist at New York University, supports public libraries, the most vibrant multipurpose hub community -hate.
In terms of housing, the city's regulatory and zoning policies are more responsible for cost increases than technology companies. But in an ideal world, Amazon would reverse what he did in Seattle and hire affordable housing resources in the areas where his workers are moving; and would go home for homeless services, which by extension would improve the daily lives of Amazon employees.
Mister. Chakrabarti also has a modest proposal: The company could extend a hand to its neighbors in Long Island City, such as LaGuardia Community College and Queensbridge, the largest housing development in North America.