Stony Brook, Rockefeller among tech campus rejects

Times Ledger wrote about the potential building of an applied sciences or engineering campus on Roosevelt Island, after the proposal rejection of Stony Brook and Rockefeller. Senator Gianaris feels the multiple benefits of an added campus in Roosevelt Island will be a wonderful addition to Long Island City.

Two entities have been rejected in their bids to build an applied sciences or engineering campus somewhere in the city because they did not meet the criteria for the city’s competition, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said last week. Roosevelt Island is one of the possible sites.

While the mayor did not confirm which entities were rejected, sources said they were India’s Amity University and a group of local institutions that included the New York Genome Center, Mt. Sinai Medical School, Rockefeller University and SUNY Stony Brook.


But western Queens officials, such as U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-Astoria) and state Sen. Michael Gianaris (D-Astoria), have thrown their support behind building the school at Roosevelt Island, saying the high-tech center would benefit Long Island City.

Click here to read the full article.