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Monday, July 29, 2013

Roosevelt Island's Cornell NYC Tech Will Transform NYC From Burgeoning To THE TECH HUB Says AppNexus CEO Brian Kelley During Interview With School's Dean Dan Huttenlocher - Will NYC Become Ellis Island For International Start Ups?

Here's an informative video in which:
Daniel P. Huttenlocher, Dean & Vice Provost, Cornell Tech and Brian O'Kelley, CEO & Co-Founder, AppNexus discuss plans for the city's new technology graduate campus and its commitment to nurturing entrepreneurial technologists.

Forbes describes NYC as becoming the Ellis Island for international technology start ups with the help of Cornell NYC Tech:
... Let’s make NYC the Ellis Island of innovation

NYC has long been known as the cultural hub of the United States. It’s on its way to becoming a technological hub as well. Mayor Bloomberg is pushing for immigration reform with the March for Innovation. Israel’s Technion has teamed up with Cornell University to create a new tech campus in Roosevelt Island....
If you are looking for a job with Cornell NYC Tech and being part of NYC's technology transformation, click here for staff positions and here for faculty postitions.


gfburke said...

I have one question. How are these additional 8000 people going to get on and off the island? Are they building more trams? Maybe a bus or three? Another subway line? Queensboro Bridge access? East river ferry? I haven't seen anything about transportation for nearly doubling the island's population.

CheshireKitty said...

By then they will only need to beam themselves back and forth.

Janet Falk said...

There will be residential buildings for the Cornell faculty and students, maybe staff. Those that live off-Island will commute contrary to current traffic patterns, similar to Goldwater staff: arrive on the Island in the AM and leave in the PM. Their spouses and children traveling to Manhattan will join the weekday commuters, but the numbers are unlikely to overwhelm the current Tram and subway situation.

As for Hudson-Related's Building 7 (and proposed 8 and 9) there has not been much discussion of the impact of these additional residents.

Ferry service is probably too expensive and appears unlikely to generate sufficient demand.

CheshireKitty said...

Ferry service should be explored, maybe tried on a trial basis to see what the demand would be. After all, the trip to Manhattan isn't the same as the trip from the cross-Hudson trip from NJ to NY, or even the trip from points in BK to Manhattan. We're so close to Manhattan - only a couple of minutes if the ferry was a hydrofoil for example. Traveling on such a craft would also eliminate the effect of wave choppiness. If there were a ferry, you could easily beat the tram in commuting time. The big drawback is that the shoreline in Manhattan is not exactly lined with office buildings. Commuters to Manhattan by ferry then have to either take a bike, bus, or walk inland to their buildings. This is of course doable but not as convenient as taking a train to the interior of the island.