Long Island City's Tech Takeover
The Hozziner has his eyes set on the tech industry, repeating over and over that he wants New York City to become the new Palo Alto, the new Mountain View and the new Copertino - all hubs of some of the past decade's greatest innovations. Progress is rapidly being made to make that dream a reality: SoHo and Dumbo have become the new destinations for start-ups, NYU-Poly is proposing tech incubators left and right in Downtown Brooklyn and Bloomberg just signed off on Cornell's new applied sciences graduate school on Roosevelt Island.
The new project has been labeled the Anable Basin Tech Incubator. The backers - the Coalition for Queens and the packaging company Plaxall - submitted the proposal to Long Island City and surrounding neighborhoods' local Regional Economic Development Council. The board, one of ten that have been set up across the state in recent years, works as an approval machine, pumping out grants and awards to proposals it deems fit for construction.
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