The effects of Amazon's HQ2 in Long Island City, Queens are already being felt, long before the HQ is even built. The New York Post reports:
Long Island City has become Prime investment property, thanks to Amazon.
The already popular waterfront Queens neighborhood was named as the future home of Amazon’s Gotham headquarters last month — and buyers have been on a feeding frenzy ever since, local brokers told The Post.
Demand has been so great since Amazon’s announcement Nov. 13 that one broker says he’s been working around the clock, seven days a week, leading dozens of mostly Chinese prospective investors on neighborhood tours in rented minivans.