Roosevelt Island

Parents peeved after Forest Hills fender bender leaves special ed kids stranded
Parents peeved after Forest Hills fender bender leaves special ed kids stranded
Central Melissa Chan 7/03/2013 at 12:02PM

A Forest Hills fender bender left seven special education students stranded on a bus for up to two hours while they waited for police, parents said. “These are emotionally fragile children. They get scared easily,” said parent Rita Kimmel. “They have anxieties and phobias and would be more or less freaked out to be in [...]

Schumer pushes for expanded ferry service to Astoria
Schumer pushes for expanded ferry service to Astoria
Top Stories Angy Altamirano 4/26/2013 at 9:14AM

Senator Charles Schumer has asked the Federal Highway Administration (FHA) and the Department of Transportation (DOT) to prioritize funding to bring the East River Ferry to Astoria, the Upper East Side and Brooklyn Bridge Park. “The East River Ferry expansion project can become a ‘Nerd Boat’ that connects our rapidly-expanding tech hubs like Dumbo and [...]

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 [...]

Courier hosts Power Breakfast on future of LIC’s tech boom
Courier hosts Power Breakfast on future of LIC’s tech boom
Networking Events Terence M. Cullen 10/12/2012 at 10:16AM

Seth Pinsky, president of the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC), made clear that as business sectors based in the city move forward, technology will become more crucial. “As we like to say at EDC: whereas in the past the technology industry was a sector; increasingly, today, the economy itself is the tech sector.” [...]

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 [...]

Schumer asks MTA to create “Nerd Bus” route connecting Queens to Cornell Tech campus
Schumer asks MTA to create “Nerd Bus” route connecting Queens to Cornell Tech campus
News Cristabelle Tumola 8/01/2012 at 6:17PM

Today Senator Chuck Schumer sent a letter to the MTA asking them to create a “Nerd Bus” route that connects the future Cornell Tech campus on Roosevelt Island with tech hubs in Queens and Brooklyn. Last month the transit agency proposed two Brooklyn Tech Triangle routes that connects DUMBO with Downtown Brooklyn and the Navy [...]

Queens Tech Meetup 2: Educate and innovate
Queens Tech Meetup 2: Educate and innovate
News Liam La Guerre 7/31/2012 at 2:37PM

Attention Queens innovators: think outside the box. At the second Queens Tech Meetup, local inventors learned that while Queens can potentially surface as one of the nation’s leading technology regions, creators must be fully engaged to energize the movement. The advice was given to nearly 200 techies and digital startup hopefuls by venture capitalist Charlie [...]

The Next Startup Destination: Queens
News Queens Courier Staff 6/15/2012 at 12:05PM

BY COUNCILMEMBER MARK WEPRIN With the new technology campus coming to Roosevelt Island, Queens is poised to become a destination for startups. Startups are newly created companies, often technology oriented, with the potential to be the next big Facebook, Twitter, or Foursquare. Why will Queens be the new place for startups? Queens sits adjacent to [...]

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 [...]

Smart Move: Cornell University coming to Roosevelt Island
Smart Move: Cornell University coming to Roosevelt Island
News Steve Mosco 12/19/2011 at 5:35PM

Just days after the upstate Ivy League school received a $350 million gift from an anonymous donor, Cornell University was selected as the winning bid to bring an applied science school to the city. Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Cornell University President David Skorton and Technion-Israel Institute of Technology President Peretz Lavie announced a partnership on Monday, [...]