Amazon Decision is Missed Opportunity

Penn Access will connect New Rochelle to the West Side of Manhattan, via Long Island City in Queens.

Amazon’s decision to pull out of New York represents a missed opportunity for the metropolitan area, and is a victory of emotion over reason.  The Long Island City plan would have strengthened and diversified the New York economy, created tens of thousands of jobs, and generated billions in new public revenue, while also bolstering the market for housing and services in suburban areas, including New Rochelle and the other cities of Westchester.  While disappointed by this turn of events, New Rochelle will continue working to foster a positive investment climate, welcome new businesses, and ensure that prosperity is shared in an inclusive and equitable fashion.