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Amazon Isn’t Coming to New York Anymore and Twitter Is on Fire

New York, hell of a town.

Jeff Bezons sitting on a stage.
New Yorkers are rejoicing! Our subway commutes will continue to be just slightly crowded, not nearly as jam packed as they would have been if Amazon had made the move to Long Island City, and our rent will remain only slightly outrageous! That’s right, Amazon pulled out of their planned move to Queens, which … honestly, relatable.

So, those of us who live in New York have been quick to make fun of Amazon’s failure. Don’t worry, though. There are some real takes out there when people who don’t live in the Big Apple are complaining about how now Queens residents lose out on those job opportunities, not knowing that it would still have been impossible to navigate that area of town if they actually lived here.

And, unsurprisingly, John Mulaney and Nick Kroll’s Oh, Hello! got its moment in the sun.

But, primarily, many celebrated the fact that those who ‘rushed’ to buy apartments to raise the rent are now stuck with them.

We’ve had a lot of changes in recent history. The L train was shutting down and now isn’t; Amazon was coming and now isn’t. So what else isn’t going to be true?

At the end of the day, this is a good thing. Amazon may have brought jobs (we’ve heard how their employees are treated), but it would have raised rent, made transit impossible, and made living in New York City harder for those already living in Queens and the surrounding areas—all while enjoying tax breaks it doesn’t need. So joke’s on you, Jeff Bezos. We’re glad it isn’t happening.

(image: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

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