Amazon presence in East New York yields jobs, corporate involvement

While opponents and proponents debate the merits of the mega-online retailer Amazon’s presence in the city, the company’s move into East New York late last year has yielded several hundred local jobs and increasing community engagement, according to Amazon officials.

The two facilities, in which Amazon signed a lease include a 211,000-square-foot facility at 12555 Flatlands Ave., near Erskine Street to be known as the Brooklyn Logistics Center and a 90,000-square-foot last-mile distribution/delivery center at 2300 Linden Blvd.

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