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Bloomberg pushes science campus agenda

In keeping with Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s recent initiative to bolster the research science industry in New York City, the mayor’s office announced a new effort today to bring an engineering campus to the city. The initiative, Bloomberg said, is to bring a “new, state-of-the-art applied sciences research school” to the boroughs, something he believes would help “develop a 21st-century innovation economy.” The city is prepared to make a capital contribution of an undisclosed amount toward the development of this campus, according to Bloomberg’s announcement. The statement released today comes as two major science centers — the BioBAT complex located in the Brooklyn Army Terminal and the Alexandria Center for Life Science in Murray Hill — are under construction. Both have completed early stages of construction. TRD

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