In recent weeks, the decision by Amazon to choose Long Island City as its HQ2 has received much publicity. Many local newspapers, including this one, have had editorials and stories about it.
Many of us can remember a Long Island City of pollution-spewing factories, dilapidated homes, brothels, drug deals and abandoned warehouses.
The high expense of Manhattan living, as well as the willingness of companies to relocate, has turned a once rundown area into a thriving community of modern housing, business, revenue and jobs.
I wonder how many of those lamenting the Amazon decision would be complaining just as vocally had the company not decided to do business here.
Yes, there are lateral affects of congestion, traffic, need for schools, parking, etc. Has no person ever heard the old maxim that one can't make an omelette without breaking a few eggs?