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Amazon To Open New Delivery Station in Long Island City

Amazon is moving into 38-50 21st St., where Green Apple Supermarket was located (Google Maps)

Feb. 16, 2021 By Michael Dorgan

Amazon is opening a new facility in Long Island City – although it won’t be a sprawling new headquarters like the one it proposed to build two years ago.

The tech giant announced today that it will be opening a new delivery station on 21st Street later this year, which will be used as the last stop for packages before they are delivered to customers.

Amazon is taking a 20,000 square foot space at 38-50 21st Street, which was occupied by the now shuttered Green Apple Supermarket. The company said it signed the lease last year.

The owners of the building, listed as Queens Plaza Venture LLC, filed permits for a $1.87 million renovation of the structure in April 2020.

The site will provide Amazon with easy access to Queens, Manhattan, Brooklyn and the Bronx. The east side entrance of the Queensboro Bridge is about half a mile away.

The company said the new facility marked its expansion in the state.

“We are excited to continue to invest in the state of New York with a new delivery station in Long Island City that will provide efficient delivery for customers, and create job opportunities for the talented workforce,” an Amazon spokesperson said.

The spokesperson said the company has yet to determine how many people it will be hiring to work at the new facility.

A worker unloading an Amazon van (Photo provided by Amazon)

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Paul

This is how you do it. You negotiate smartly, you don’t declare Amazon King and give them gobs of corporate welfare like Cuomo wanted to do and change the state name to Amazon State.

They need NY as much as NY needs them.

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