Maloney backs bringing university for engineering to Roosevelt Island

Michael Gianaris

October 27, 2011

Times Ledger wrote on the recent proposition to expand an applied sciences campus to Roosevelt Island. Senator Gianaris advocated for the project, while stating that Roosevelt Island provides the resources like easy transportation for students, while at the same time the project will bring forth a new side of the thriving Western Queens community.

U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-Astoria), other Queens elected officials and Long Island City business groups threw their support Monday behind Roosevelt Island becoming the new site for an applied sciences and engineering university in the city.


State Sen. Michael Gianaris (D-Astoria) said he believed Roosevelt Island was the better choice because of its proximity to Manhattan and the interest expressed by Stanford and Cornell.

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