New York CIty Council Member Ben Kallos

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Pacific Standard HOW QUEENS IS PUSHING BACK AGAINST AMAZON HQ2 by Jake Denton

HOW QUEENS IS PUSHING BACK AGAINST AMAZON HQ2

Another popular grievance among the speakers at the rally was the state-funded helipad in Queens that New York has promised Bezos. "He's going to have a helicopter pad. It's like a Bond villain," Councilmember Ben Kallos said. Kallos' district includes Roosevelt Island, which sits adjacent to Long Island City, just one subway stop away. "Residents on Roosevelt Island are scared to death about what Amazon will bring," he said.