The Times posted a good piece Wednesday about the rapid expansion of New York universities into the tech space, highlighting NYU Tandon along with Columbia University and Cornell University.
The article focused on NYU Tandon’s $500 million acquisition and renovation of Downtown Brooklyn’s Metropolitan Transit Authority building, which will house the Center for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP) and programs like the Future Labs, which have incubated dozens of promising Brooklyn startups.
Per the Times:
Within the next six months, three of the biggest academic building projects in years will be opened up to students, faculty and staff. Focusing on advanced technology and the sciences, these projects, together with others recently completed or in the planning stages, are aimed at helping the city lure and retain people to compete with places like Silicon Valley and Boston.
It was a good read. It’s hard not to be excited about the future of the tech sector in this city.