I can understand your snap impressions on this matter. You should be aware, however, that Google has been dropping billion dollar bombs up and down some of the more LIC-like neighborhoods within Manhattan, not Queens or Coney Island, and doing so in a relatively quiet manner sans any apparent narcissistic motivations.
They're doing business, is all, and have been doing so for about eighteen years.
Despite those facts, even Google's activities have been responsible for some level of neighborhood tensions, but without grandstanding. I dare suggest that an Amazon move onto the campus grounds, and surrounding environs, of LIC's LaGuardia Community College would not have taken many of these issues into account.
As a capitalistic leaning individual, who was once active in union affairs (about fifty years ago) and can still see reasons for their existence, today I'd love to see a fortune like the one being discussed here dropped into my 'hood, but only when an equitable balance exists between stakeholders - something I had not seen discussed very much relating to this deal, leastwise not prior to now.