Housing Tech City: Amazon and New York's Future
The impending arrival of HQ2, Amazon's second corporate headquarters, in Long Island City, Queens has been met with strong reactions among New Yorkers, raising critical questions about New York's future and where the city is headed. Along with the promise of jobs and economic diversification come concerns about infrastructure, inequality, and the impact of the project on housing affordability. Architect and professor Vishaan Chakrabarti and Dr. Saskia Sassen, noted sociologist and globalization theorist, discuss this critical development, how cities like New York can continue to grow and remain vibrant and affordable in an economy increasingly dominated by large corporations, and what can be learned from the experiences of cities like San Francisco and Seattle. Moderated by New York magazine's Justin Davidson.
Venue: Museum of the City of New York
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Killing an Evening with Edgar Allan Poe: Murder at the Merchant's House at Merchant's House Museum
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Bcm Explorers Day at Brooklyn Children Museum
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