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Could NYC be the Silicon Valley of the East coast?

 
 
Reply Tue 15 Nov, 2011 03:33 pm
Mayor Bloomberg has drawn up an ambitious plan to invest in and draw major universities to build a science-specific campus in NYC in order to start developing a new version of Silicon Valley here in NYC.

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New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg said the city may select multiple universities as winners in his competition to open new engineering campuses to create jobs.
Stanford, Cornell, Columbia and New York University are among the institutions that are bidding for the right to open a campus for technology and applied science, which would include free land and as much as $100 million in infrastructure improvements from the city. The project may create as many as 400 companies and more than 22,000 jobs in its first 30 years, Bloomberg said when he announced the competition in July. The proposals are due tomorrow with results to be announced in January.

http://mobile.bloomberg.com/news/2011-10-27/new-york-city-may-become-host-to-more-than-one-science-campus-mayor-says

Of course it won't be easy:
Bloomberg U.’s Bad Timing
Could a missing ingredient hobble the mayor’s bold science-campus plan?
http://nymag.com/news/intelligencer/bloomberg-science-campus-2011-11/

AND if we do succeed in starting up a new Silicon Valley here on the East Coast (of course we're competing against Boston in this effort) what should NYC's version be called, (consider that Scotland has their “Silicon Glen,” Ireland has its “Silicon Bog,” and Egypt has its “Silicon Pyramids”)?
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roger
 
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Reply Tue 15 Nov, 2011 03:42 pm
@tsarstepan,
Why not call it Taxation Gulch?

Now that I think of it, OTG has a certain ring to it.
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Wed 16 Nov, 2011 08:00 pm
@tsarstepan,
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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.

http://us2.campaign-archive1.com/?u=e53e82b08d5354332f1363cf5&id=ad5db6edbe&e=0305521266
From my former city councilmember, Jessica Lappin, when I lived on the Upper Eastside.
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Tue 20 Dec, 2011 10:42 am
'Game-changing' tech campus goes to Cornell, Technion
Dec. 19, 2011
http://www.news.cornell.edu/stories/Dec11/NYCcover.html

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The Brian Lehrer Show:
Science Campus Winner

Dan Huttenlocher, dean of the Cornell computing and information science department, talks about Cornell University and Israel's Technicon winning a competition to open a science and engineering school on NYC's Roosevelt Island.
Guests:
Dan Huttenlocher

http://www.wnyc.org/shows/bl/2011/dec/20/science-campus-winner/
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Mon 15 Oct, 2012 01:20 pm
http://i47.tinypic.com/2954zlk.jpg
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The new campus is being designed by architect Thom Mayne of Morphosis Architects. And while it is still in the early stages—the first phase of it isn't expected to open until 2017 and it shouldn't be done until 2037....

http://gothamist.com/2012/10/15/check_out_cornells_planned_roosevel.php#photo-1
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Mame
 
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Reply Mon 15 Oct, 2012 02:49 pm
@tsarstepan,
Silicon Island, of course!
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Tue 16 Oct, 2012 06:46 am
@Mame,
Now that makes sense.
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