Silicon Valley, New York-Style

Universities jockey to build a new tech campus in the city

Paul Cantrell

Roosevelt Island: Cornell and Stanford each want a 10-acre, city-offered site near the southern tip of the island, which lies in the East River and is connected to Manhattan by tram and subway and to Queens by road. A soon-to-close hospital complex on the site will probably be demolished.
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New York City hates seeing itself as a second-string town.

Yet for technology entrepreneurs here like Micah Rosenbloom, ever on the lookout for talented software engineers and academic collaborators, the city too often comes up short.


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