Amazon will open major new outposts in Northern Virginia’s Crystal City and in New York City, splitting its much-sought investment of up to 50,000 jobs between the two East Coast sites, according to people close to the decision-making process.
Crystal City is actually part of Arlington, VA, home of the Pentagon and Arlington National Cemetery and right next to National Airport.
The New York City location is Long Island City, which is in Queens, just east of Manhattan with access to the Queensboro Bridge and the Queens Midtown Tunnel, both of which connect Queens to Manhattan. Laguardia Airport is also in Queens.
The Crystal City location has long been a not so secret secret, widely rumored as the primary selection. Though Amazon still has not made an official announcement, this story appeared in this morning’s Washington Post, which is owned by Jeff Bezos.