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After they came after our hummus, it was only a time before they came for our mobile app engineers.
Anti-Israeli groups set on depriving New York of two of its most important commodities have moved on from the dowdy old Park Slope Food Co-op to the shiny new Roosevelt Island tech campus. What do both have in common? A commitment to the environment and Israeli imports. Curbed has spotted a new group, New Yorkers Against Cornell-Technion, dead set on stopping the new tech campus, Mayor Bloomberg’s biggest achievement since the smoking ban, because of the affiliations of Cornell’s lesser-known (on these shores) partner.
According to the New Yorkers Against Cornell-Technion’s website, Technion is complicit in every nefarious Israeli deed from the settlements to circumcision.
A gravelly voiced Californian who has won “the Nobel of architecture” and an upstate ivy are now poised to transform Roosevelt Island. From Cornell’s shortlist of high-profile designers, the university has chosen Thom Mayne, Pritzker Prize winner and principal of LA-based firm Morphosis, to design the school’s new satellite campus, to be called CornellNYC Tech.
Mayor Bloomberg’s vision of creating a new engineering and applied science campus in New York has inspired no shortage of interest and exciting proposals from world-class universities across the nation and, indeed, the globe. It seems clear that this visionary plan will be shaping the city’s economy not just in the 21st century, but in the 22nd as well.
It’s not often that a city has the confidence and resources to plan so far ahead. But that’s New York for you.
Stephanie Wiles, the director of Oberlin College’s Allen Memorial Art Museum, has been picked by Cornell University to run its Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art. Ms. Wiles will replace Franklin W. Robinson, who held the position for nearly two decades.
The hospital-heavy Upper East Side can expect yet another medical arrival, as Cornell’s Weill Medical College seems to be moving ahead with a research facility adjacent to its current campus.
A building permit application filed this month with the Department of Buildings lays out plans to construct a 20-story tower at 1299 York Avenue, Read More
Listed in this year’s state budget that passed last week were $170 million worth of member items which, in the spirit of Everything Changing, were included as a way of bringing some measure of transparency to spending to local projects.
So far, there’s no master list that actually says which members proposed which items, Read More
Before speaking to Cornell University students about corporate corruption, Alan Hevesi’s addressed his own corruption scandal. According to the Cornell Daily Sun, Hevesi said, “Don’t believe everything you hear. That’s my quote.”
The paper also reports that Hevesi dismissed the investigation by the Albany District Attorney into the matter of the state Read More
Tomorrow’s debate at Cornell University will represent John Faso’s best chance yet to slow the progress of the Eliot Spitzer juggernaut, even if the timing is less than ideal — coming just days after his first ethics controversy of the campaign. And as Tom Suozzi learned, Spitzer is a front-runner who isn’t afraid Read More