The City Council plans to approve the Cornell NYC Tech campus on Roosevelt Island with a vote today, members said.
In support of the 2 million square foot campus, the city will sponsor a one-year summer ferry service pilot program and designate an NYPD force to ensure safety, said Councilwoman Jessica Lappin, whose district includes Roosevelt Island.
The new college will provide science education resources for the local public schools, including a special science program for girls.
The university also pledged to give computers and technological training to seniors and the disabled on Roosevelt Island.
“Cornell NYC Tech is about the future of New York—it will drive innovation and economic growth for generations to come," Lappin said.