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NEW YORK CITY-The City Council on Wednesday afternoon gave its blessing to Cornell University‘s plan to build an applied sciences and engineering campus on Roosevelt Island. The final stop on the Uniform Land Use Review Procedure trail is the signature of Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who has endorsed the plan.

“The new school will be a tremendous boon, not only for my City Council district, but for the entire Big Apple,” Council Member Jessica Lappin, whose district includes Roosevelt Island, says in a release. Lappin had formed a community coalition to champion the idea of building a campus in Manhattan, “and specifically Roosevelt Island.”

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