Amazon’s New York City headquarters is off. As we go to air, it looks as if the mega-seller has pulled out of its plan to locate in New York. In a conversation recorded before that news broke, we looked at the resistance the plan provoked and why, and considered how development might be possible without displacement? Residents of Long Island City join us and talk about their problems with Amazon, then we take a tour of the place with a Long Island preacher’s son. Laura Flanders investigates.

Best-selling author and broadcaster Laura Flanders hosts the The Laura Flanders Show, where she interviews forward thinking people about the key questions of our time. The LF Show airs weekly on KCET/LinkTV, FreeSpeech TV, and in English & Spanish in teleSUR. Flanders is also a contributing writer to The Nation and Yes! Magazine (“Commonomics”) and a regular guest on MSNBC. She is the author of six books, including The New York Times best-seller, BUSHWOMEN: Tales of a Cynical Species (Verso, 2004) and Blue GRIT: True Democrats Take Back Politics from the Politicians (Penguin Press, 2007). The Laura Flanders Show first aired on Air America Radio 2004-2008. You can find all her archives and more at Lauraflanders.com or via Twitter @GRITlaura.