Amazon in Queens: A Tale of Two Cultures Told in Three Postcards

It began during the holidays — Amazon’s courting of the residents of my Queens, New York neighborhood.

The goldenrod and black color scheme of the conspicuously oversize (8 x 10) postcard wedged into my mailbox was unmistakably Amazon’s.

“Amazon is investing in Long Island City,” the banner read, with an image of the Queensboro…