The city is moving toward grouping portions of its biggest colleges and universities in far-flung underdeveloped neighborhoods such as Long Island City, Governors Island, the South Bronx, and downtown Brooklyn.
City Is Pushing Colleges To Expand Into Poorer Areas
[Which of the above named towns is "underdeveloped"? What does that term even mean? And other than the South Bronx, which of them is economically disadvantaged?]
"We still need to make schools more aware of the development potential of places like Long Island City to prevent schools from going outside of New York City to expand," the vice president for business development at the city's Economic Development Corporation, Teresa Vazquez said.
"There is no major academic investment there," Ms. Vazquez said of Long Island City, where the city has invested $40 million in infrastructure to make the neighborhood more attractive to private investors. "It's new territory for them."
Yes, let's invite the same college campuses that took over the Village and Morningside Heights to take over LIC. Brilliant idea. Let's see what the community board does this time.
The title is interesting considering that the Sun printed this article in today's edition of the paper as well: Long Island City Finally Reaches Critical Mass
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