Roosevelt Island

Brooklyn Bridge

First New Bridge to Manhattan in Decades Proposed Just for Pedestrians and People on Bikes

Introducing the proposed Queens Ribbon Bridge, a $100 million idea to connect Manhattan to Long Island City in Queens, by way of Roosevelt Island.

June 25, 2020 - The New York Times

Roosevelt Island

A Trip to the New Cornell Tech Campus on NYC's Roosevelt Island

Urban environment author Carol Berens visits the new Cornell Tech campus on New York City’s Roosevelt Island.

June 18, 2018 - UrbDeZine

Roosevelt Island

Roosevelt Island's Pneumatic Garbage System

On New York City's Roosevelt Island, residents have long lived free from the roar of garbage trucks. Instead they use Avacs, an island-wide system of pneumatic tubes that moves trash to a central location for processing.

August 21, 2015 - The New York Times

Cornell Tech's Trailblazing Passive-House Residential Tower Breaks Ground

Construction has begun on the world’s first residential high-rise to meet Passive House standards: a dorm tower on Cornell Tech’s much-anticipated Roosevelt Island campus in New York City.

July 16, 2015 - The Planning Report

Learning from New York City's Economic Development Engine

Since 2012, New York City has implemented its vision for economic development through NYCEDC, a non-profit corporation charged with deploying city assets to stimulate economic growth.

June 18, 2015 - The Planning Report

Cornell's $2 Billion Campus in New York Will 'Bridge' Academia and Corporations

The eagerly anticipated addition of a $2 billion campus for Cornell on Roosevelt Island will include a gesture toward the new model of innovation economy that directly connects universities with their cities.

June 17, 2015 - Fast Co.Exist

Can Designs Match Bold Ambitions for NYC's Tech Island?

The release of the sketchy first plans by designers SOM, Morphosis, and James Corner Field Operations for Cornell's new tech campus on New York's Roosevelt Island kick off the project's public review process.

October 15, 2012 - The New York Observer

The Story Behind Stanford's Withdrawl from NYC Tech Campus Competition

Did it seem odd when Stanford University withdrew from a competition to build a new $2 billion Applied Sciences and Engineering campus in New York City just as officials were about to decide the winner, and Stanford was the perceived front-runner?

January 31, 2012 - The Stanford Daily

Thinking About Your City as A Startup

An increasing number of cities, often led by entrepreneurial mayors, are thinking and acting like startups. The qualities that make a startup company and a city successful, are "remarkably similar".

January 16, 2012 - Tech Cruch

Curbed Planning Awards for New York City, 2011

Curbed offers its eclectic selection of the most deserving people, places and things in the real estate architecture, and neighborhood universes of New York City.

December 30, 2011 - Curbed

New Updates on The Edge

HUD's Office of Policy Development and Research

New Updates on The Edge

HUD's Office of Policy Development and Research

New Case Study posted on HUD User

HUD's Office of Policy Development and Research

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