Senator Gianaris, Council Member Van Bramer Announce They Decline to Participate in Amazon Community Advisory Council

LONG ISLAND CITY, N.Y. – Senator Michael Gianaris and Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer announced today they will not participate in a community advisory council for the proposed Amazon development.

“This Community Advisory Council is a thinly veiled attempt to present the Amazon development as a fait accompli and move the discussion towards how to accommodate their entrance to the community. As we have made abundantly clear, we oppose the deal to bring Amazon to Long Island City and continue to fight against it. We will not participate in the Community Advisory Council, whose purpose is to give local validation to a project we are working to stop in its tracks.”