The good people over at the Queens Courier have offered us a blogspace! Here’s our first contribution to the Queens daily.
New York’s tech community has been busy in the news lately, including the opening of Twitter’s new NYC office, as the university proposal deadline approaches. The Daily News put out a generic piece on the initiative, while Crain’s ran an excellent piece yesterday on the expansion plans of New York area schools for the mayor’s Initiative.
At a meeting of the Queens Civic Congress last month, Seth Pinsky, head of the NYCEDC, left an important question unanswered. If there are 27 schools that want to build in New York, why should we be limited to only one campus?
We shouldn’t, and according to the Crains article, additional campus locations have not been officially ruled out. “The benefits of selecting multiple winners are clear. It wouldn’t cost the administration more up-front; the city could split the $100 million it has set aside for infrastructure upgrades among the winners. And a second campus would bring economic activity not just to Roosevelt Island but also potentially to a less isolated location, like downtown Brooklyn or Manhattanville.” And Queens.