Roosevelt Island Cornell Tech Center, Boon to Jackson Heights
New York City’s ambitions in conjunction with Cornell University to create a tech center on Roosevelt Island that will challenge Silicon Valley gives one pride in joining the race to innovate in the heart of New York City. When New Yorkers put their collective focus on a issue they succeed second to none.
Cornell Tech Center on Manhattan’s Roosevelt Island will be home to a new engineering and applied science graduate school, part of a vision that the next Apple Inc. can be germinated in the Big Apple. West Coast companies are already helping lay the groundwork to get this project off the ground.
The fact that Jackson Heights is only 2 stops to Roosevelt Island on the express F train is a propitious development for the possible positive impact it may have on the neighborhood. I believe the academic community of both educators and students will seek out the Heights as a living option to establish their new homes, as a result adding value to our neighborhood.