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Amazon To Build Massive New Delivery Station in Maspeth: Published Reports

Amazon is set to build a new warehouse at 155-15 Grand Avenue (Google Maps)

June 24, 2020 By Michael Dorgan

Amazon will not back down when it comes to Queens.

Having scrapped plans to build office headquarters in Long Island City last year, the tech giant has confirmed it will open a massive new delivery station in Maspeth.

Amazon has signed a lease on 55-15 Grand Avenue and plans to build a 1 million-square-foot building on the site, Business Insider first reported Tuesday.

The current location is occupied by a former paper factory and will be demolished to make way for a new multi-story structure. A spokesperson for Amazon confirmed the reports to Fox Business Wednesday. A construction timeline is not known.

The current site was purchased two years ago by developers RXR Realty and LBA Realty. The two firms paid $72 million for the location and will now team up with Amazon to build a custom made facility for the company to distribute its packages.

The new structure will be consist of a 250,000 square foot delivery station. The remaining 750,000 square feet will be a dedicated space for Amazon’s fleet of delivery vans.

Amazon packages are transported to its delivery stations after they are processed at fulfillment centers. The packages are then transported by van to customers.

The site is a strategic location for Amazon and will provide the company with access to Queens, Brooklyn, Manhattan and the Bronx.

The new delivery station will create hundreds of job opportunities for the area, the Amazon spokesperson said.

The news comes as the trillion-dollar company looks to expand its operations across the city.

Amazon already operates a distribution station at 26-15 Boody St. in Woodside and has an 850,000 square foot fulfillment warehouse in Staten Island. A new 450,000 square foot delivery station will open alongside the Staten Island facility later this month.

The company also has a fulfillment center in Manhattan and signed off on a lease for 335,000 square feet of office space in Hudson Yards in December.

The e-commerce giant has also signed a lease for a warehouse in South Bronx.

Reports of Amazon looking into opening a logistics facility in Brooklyn’s Industry City would mean the company would have a presence in each of the five boroughs.

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Harold Arias

Hopefully our sophomoric leader AOC doesn’t muck this up again. Queens would have prospered very well with the AMZN proposal that was approved but in true left fashion they would rather see their communities on government assistance than stand on their own two feet because then those people would pay tax and become conservatives. Can’t have that in NYC.

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Suckafree

Did you read the released emails between Amazon and the city officials? They were the ones trying to cut a deal throwing millions of tax dollars to win the Amazon HQ in LIC? So who’s right? Hate to admit it, but it’s AOC? Everyone was criticizing her as if she ruined the deal. Truth was Amazon was arrogant. It’s pretty bad when an Amazon exec quits in protest at the lack of safety treatment of Amazon warehouse workers. Now, Amazon is spending loads of money with feel good commercials with actual workers so happy and grateful at Amazon’s serious change of heart for their safety. Amazon actually had the nerve to demand the city get them a helipad. Amazon needs to put their warehouses where their customers are. As a taxpayer, they shouldn’t get a dime from the taxpayers. And that’s why Amazon keeps on building more warehouses. You would be horrible at poker or business negotiations. You can be a chump and think Amazon is going to create all these jobs but their warehouses are very automated with pallet robots. Why do you think they are so anti-union just like every high tech company of note? Elon Musk of Tesla is cut from the same cloth as Bezos. Warehouse shifts are 12 hours long. Are you going to line up for that Maspeth warehouse job?

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Harold Arias

I did read it and they were receive breaks but the breaks would be offset by other revenue AMZN would bring in also all the income tax revenue from all the employees. Lastly the area would benefit and improve from the cash infusion, new employment and other factors.

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Pat Macnamara

Did her majesty AOC give this her blessing? What about Gianaris? We don’t want new jobs in Queens!!!Amazon bad. Government assistance good.

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