Should we put Amazon’s new NYC HQ in the Hudson River?

New York City is among the finalist cities for Amazon’s new headquarters and suggested locations have included Long Island City, the Brooklyn Tech Triangle, Midtown west and lower Manhattan. One real estate mogul, the founder of the Battery Park City Authority(BPCA), has suggested to put their new HQ on landfill. Charles Urstadt recommends that NYC use landfill to extend BPC roughly from Chambers street north by about a half mile. His scheme calls for Amazon to pay a nominal land rent and the project and extension would be managed by the BPCA. It would add 60 acres to one of the most valued neighborhoods in Manhattan, Tribeca.

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The Author-  Brian Silvestry , a licensed real estate broker, has been selling residential and commercial real estate since 1999. He has sold in every Manhattan market from Battery Park City to Washington Heights.

 

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