Ever since our grandfather, Louis Pfohl, opened Plaxall at Anable Basin more than 70 years ago, our family has believed in Long Island City as a center of productivity, innovation, and artistic creativity. 

Informed by our decades working with local residents, businesses and institutions, we worked to develop a vision for Anable Basin centered around that spirit of productivity and quality of life – one that maintains light manufacturing while also creating public accessibility to a long-shuttered waterfront. 

We are pleased that Amazon shares that vision and commitment to developing and integrating its campus and employees with the surrounding community. 

It’s therefore meaningful for us, as a family, to be able to work closely with Amazon on a plan for Anable Basin that honors the character of LIC and stays true to the same vision of innovation and productivity that drew our grandfather here seven decades ago, and was furthered by his children, Ann, Jim and Lynn. 

We look forward to working with Amazon, continuing our longstanding discussions with friends in the community, and advancing the vision for Anable Basin’s future as the review process moves forward. 

Thanks for visiting.

-Paula Kirby, Tony Pfohl, Matt Quigley and Jonathan Drescher


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