Thursday, November 17, 2011

NYC is the New Center For Tech!

As many have you been reading, NYC has been making efforts to establish NYC as a center for tech. We have surpassed Boston and are second only to Silicon Valley in tech opportunities. Recently, NYC has been reviewing proposals from universities for the establishment of a new tech campus.

Please read the following letter from NYC Council Member Jessica S. Lappin who talks about her efforts to establish the campus on Roosevelt Island (which is part of Manhattan!)

I want Roosevelt Island to become Silicon Island. So I’ve launched a new media campaign to help make that happen. And I need your help.

As you may know, Mayor Mike Bloomberg has solicited bids to build an engineering and applied sciences campus in New York City. The city’s Economic Development Corporation (EDC) is currently reviewing seven offers. But only two of the applicants, Cornell and Stanford Universities, want to build this campus on Roosevelt Island.

The Island is accessible by train and tram, has housing, world-class parks, and other great amenities. It’s the perfect fit for any world-class university and a logical place to put this project.

Join my Facebook, Twitter and Email campaign to tell the EDC what you think – and to urge them to select a bidder that will build on the Island.  Here's how:

Facebook:    Visit and write “Pick RI” on wall
Twitter:         Tweet @AppSciNyc and include the hastag #PickRI
Email:           To  or and
                       include “Pick RI” in subject line
***NOTE (The email address is having some technical issues at the moment, which should be resolved soon)


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