DESPITE AMAZON’S SCRAPPED PLANS, LONG ISLAND REMAINS OPEN FOR BUSINESS

Much as policy makers have avoided the total shutdown of the L-train, New Yorkers share mixed sentiments about Amazon’s decision to cancel plans to build its new headquarters in Long Island City, Queens. The project would have created 25,000 jobs and expected to generate $27.5 billion in tax revenue for the city over the next 25 years.

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PUTTING CENTRAL ISLIP ON THE MAP

The Town of Islip has been awarded a $10 million state grant. The funds will be invested in a downtown revitalization project that, Islip Town Supervisor, Angie Carpenter said could, “Put Central Islip on the map.”

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