Amazon HQ2: Transit in Long Island City, Queens is already terrible



Amazon is coming to New York City's second most populated borough.

And while it's not quite as dense as Manhattan's famous grid, Queens has come a long way from its farming roots (it was the last of the five boroughs to consolidate and join New York City,) and it's one of the fastest-growing areas of the City.

But trains here are already packed to the brim with commuters, who are increasingly moving farther out east as rent skyrockets.

I took a ride on the borough's main artery – the 7 train – to see just how crowded things already are, and how Amazon's infusion of at least 25,000 (and up to 40,000) workers might affect transit around its new neighborhood.


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