Amazon’s would-be NY neighbors: Cynicism, some hope for jobs

NEW YORK (AP) — Residents of the New York City public housing complex near the spot where Amazon plans to put a new headquarters have mixed reactions to the global behemoth coming to the neighborhood.

Some of those who live in the Queensbridge Houses in Long Island City doubt they will be able to get any of the thousands of jobs the company is promising to bring to the area.

Others are hopeful they could benefit.

The development is the largest public housing in the U.S.

Amazon’s new space is about a half mile to the south and would be built around a boat basin on blocks that are now mostly industrial.