After a brief hiatus, we’re coming back strong on the nets – count on consistent updates from here on out on the Applied Sciences Initiative and our continuing drive to harness the vast potential of Queens.
Our political support has since grown to include Congressman Gary Ackerman (D-NY), who is now our honorary chairman, Queens Borough President Helen Marshall, and New York City Council Chairs of Land Use and Economic Development Leroy Comrie (D-Jamaica/St. Albans) and Karen Kozlowitz (D-Queens).
As we’ll be exploring vigorously in the coming weeks, many different factors will determine who wins the bid to build a technology campus in New York City. What’s more important for Queens residents and all New Yorkers is – how do we benefit from this? How do we best stimulate the economy and attract investment, since it’s our money and our land that we’re giving up for this project? In what ways do the interests of the universities align and collide with those of us who live here?
From the second article, today’s last word goes to District 20 City Councilman Peter Koo (R-Flushing): “We need to change [Willets Point] from an iron triangle to a research triangle,” he said.