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Cornell Tech releases plans of eco-friendly Roosevelt Island campus
Cornell Tech releases plans of eco-friendly Roosevelt Island campus
News Billy Rennison 10/15/2012 at 3:33PM

Cornell’s New York City tech university — slated to open in 2017 — released plans of an innovative, energy efficient campus with views of both Manhattan and Queens. “Just as Cornell Tech will be pioneering new approaches to graduate research and education, our campus won’t look like any other university campus that exists today,” said [...]

Cornell Tech campus now accepting applications
Cornell Tech campus now accepting applications
Education & Kids Billy Rennison 8/23/2012 at 2:38PM

Applications are now being accepted to be among the first class at Cornell University’s tech campus in New York City. The highly selective “beta” Cornell NYC Tech class will begin school in Januay; applications for the Masters of Engineering program are due by October 1. “We’re calling this the ‘beta’ class because these students will [...]

Alleged cop killer gets into Rikers Island brawl with guards
Alleged cop killer gets into Rikers Island brawl with guards
News Jay Lane 12/20/2011 at 12:29PM

Alleged cop killer gets into Rikers Island brawl with guards Alleged cop killer Lamont Pride got into a fight with two jail guards after the ex-con refused to undergo a routine search, authorities said today. Pride, 27, has been charged in the murder of Officer Peter Figoski after he allegedly shot the cop in the [...]

Man shot in Queens while sitting in car, then drives it into house in Jamaica
Man shot in Queens while sitting in car, then drives it into house in Jamaica
News Jay Lane 12/20/2011 at 9:05AM

Man shot in Queens while sitting in car, then drives it into house in Jamaica  A 50-year-old man was shot while he was sitting in his car Monday and then drove it into a Queens house three blocks away, cops said. The man, whose name was not released, was in the driver’s seat of a Nissan [...]

Mourners Gather At Fallen NYPD Officer’s Funeral
Mourners Gather At Fallen NYPD Officer’s Funeral
News Jay Lane 12/19/2011 at 12:12PM

Mourners Gather At Fallen NYPD Officer’s Funeral Family, friends, and fellow officers will gather on Long Island today to say a final goodbye to a city police officer who was gunned down last week in Brooklyn. The funeral for Officer Peter Figoski will take place at 11 a.m. at the Parish of St. Joseph Church [...]

Stanford pulls out of applied science campus consideration
News Billy Rennison 12/18/2011 at 10:14PM

Stanford University – one of the institutions in the running to build an applied sciences campus in New York City – has withdrawn its application, the school announced in a statement. “After several weeks of negotiations with New York City, university leaders and the Stanford Board of Trustees have determined that it would not be [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup – 10/27/2011: NYPD detective who fired first at Sean  Bell believed victim’s friend was about to shoot
Queens’ Morning Roundup – 10/27/2011: NYPD detective who fired first at Sean Bell believed victim’s friend was about to shoot
News Jay Lane 10/27/2011 at 9:51AM

NYPD detective who fired first at Sean Bell: I believed slain Queens man’s friend was about to shoot The detective who fired the first shot in the barrage that killed Sean Bell testified Wednesday he used his gun because he thought a pal of the groom-to-be was primed to strike first. Gescard Isnora, who was undercover at [...]

Roosevelt Island may go high-tech
Business Ricky Casiano 10/19/2011 at 4:16PM

Queens elected officials voiced their support for the city’s plans to bring a new hi-tech science campus to nearby Roosevelt Island. Congressmember Carolyn Maloney spoke in Long Island City with community leaders in support of the city site as the best place to house the new campuses for Cornell or Stanford University – two schools [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup – 10/18/2011: Queens law student to be freed by Egypt
Queens’ Morning Roundup – 10/18/2011: Queens law student to be freed by Egypt
News Jay Lane 10/18/2011 at 10:35AM

1. Roosevelt Island eyed for new hi-tech Cornell & Stanford campus Cornell and Stanford universities are looking for an area to create their new applied sciences and engineering campus. Officials for both Cornell and Stanford universities said they favored Roosevelt Island over the other two sites being considered for the new campus (Governors Island and [...]