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Date: January 15, 2019
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They Said It!
FDNY Chief Sounds Alarm Over Amazon HQ2 Development In New York

Amazon HQ2 arrival in Long Island City will “put a strain” on firefighters and could bring “greater number of incidents.”

“We can anticipate with confidence that the growth in daytime population brought on by Amazon will lead to a greater number of incidents,” John Sudnik, the FDNY’s acting chief of department, said Monday during a City Council hearing about the neighborhood’s emergency services. (The Wall Street Journal, “Amazon’s Arrival Puts the Heat on the FDNY,” Katie Honan, 1.1.4.19)

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