ROSEDALE, QUEENS — Another Amazon warehouse is coming to Queens, reported Patch on Wednesday, amid a pledge from mayoral candidates to further regulate the e-commerce giant's presence in the city.
The newest $76 million, three-story delivery station, which would generate "at least" 50 jobs according to a news release, is located at 253-51 Rockaway Blvd. on the Long Island Border — so much so that most of the 11 acre property is in the Town of Hempstead, but part of the warehouse's parking lot will be in Queens, reported Patch.
Wednesday's announcement comes just days after four Democratic mayoral candidates — Maya Wiley, Scott Stringer, Dianne Morales and Paperboy Prince — and a slew of candidates vying for comptroller and city council positions, signed a pledge committing to regulate Amazon's presence in New York City, reported Politico.
Maritza Silva-Farrell, Executive Director of ALIGN — one of the many groups who formed the NY Essential Workers Coalition in support of the NY Hero Act — was at the rally last week, and celebrated the passage of the bill into law today.
"This law is a major new national precedent for how to create enforceable health and safety protections for workers on the frontlines of the COVID pandemic and give workers a voice on the job," she said in a news statement.
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