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Exciting Times Ahead for Roosevelt Island
April 23, 2013
Move over, Williamsburg: Roosevelt Island is the hottest new neighborhood in town, and there’s a lot more happening here than just a bunch of ironically named bars. Small and unpretentious, this island in the East River is in the midst of a major rejuvenation—from swanky parks to sprawling colleges, a number of new developments are setting up shop in this beautiful neighborhood, and there seems to be little doubt that Roosevelt Island is going to play a significant role in the New York City of the future.Read More
Cornell NYC Tech Office Taking Shape on Roosevelt Island
December 03, 2012
Cornell NYC’s applied sciences campus has been in the works for a while now. The campus on Roosevelt Island is set to boast 300,000 square feet of commercial space, including offices, a hotel, and even a conference center. Executives involved with the project said that they are looking for tenants from a variety of fields including technology, venture capital, and intellectual property law. The 2-million square foot campus, a collaboration between Cornell University and Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, is slated to transform not only Roosevelt Island, but New York City’s technology sector, a section that is supposed to rise over the next 35 years. The first phase of construction is slated to be complete by 2017.Read More
Cornell Wins Bid to Build Roosevelt Island Campus
December 19, 2011
After 2 months of reviewing proposals from various universities to build a science and engineering school on Roosevelt Island, Mayor Bloomberg announced today that Cornell University has won the competition. This came to no one’s surprise after Stanford University withdrew their proposal 3 days ago; the 2 schools were widely considered to be the only ones under serious consideration, although Columbia University and NYU were also in the running. An anonymous donor gave $350 million towards Cornell’s bid to help build the campus, greatly enhancing the credibility of their bid.Read More